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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Employer About Maternity Leave


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How long is my job secure?
With a new mouth to feed, it's important to know how long your job will be secure.
With a new mouth to feed, it's important to know how long your job will be secure.
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Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in the United States, companies with 50 or more employees must allow new parents to take up to three months of leave to be with their new baby [source: U.S. Department of Labor].

If you work for a smaller company, you'll want to clarify with your employer how long your job will be secure before heading out on maternity leave. It's probably a good idea to ask for something in writing, just to be on the safe side.


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