10 Questions You Should Ask Your Employer About Maternity Leave

Can I combine maternity leave with paid time off?

Some companies will allow you to piggyback sick days on top of your maternity leave to buy yourself another precious week or more at home with your new baby. If you have sick days remaining before or after your leave, you'll want to confirm with your employer that it's OK to combine short-term leave with sick time. Just be sure to leave yourself some emergency days in case you or your baby comes down with a bug in the coming months.

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