Author Topic: FMLA Leave  (Read 205 times)


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FMLA Leave
« on: April 22, 2018, 09:55:43 PM »
Still a few years out from FI, but my wife just gave birth to twins and since we have a sizeable stash, I was able to take my 12 week unpaid FMLA leave without thinking twice.  Really nice to have this bonding time with my twins right off the bat.  Feel very lucky to have this bonding time as a new dad.  The kicker is that since I reside in NY, the new Paid Family Leave law gives me some partial pay for 8 of those weeks.  Got a nice hefty check in the mail today for staying home with my kids.  Wouldn't have been possible without finding this community a few years back, as I don't know that I would have been willing to leave my salary behind for 3 months, so thank you all very much. 

Lan Mandragoran

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Re: FMLA Leave
« Reply #1 on: Today at 07:51:53 AM »
That's awesome :)! 

If you have sick/vacation time you can use that I believe. I have 2+ weeks of sick time I'm going to use for my 2nd shortly.
“Tell them they can be great someday, like us. Tell them they belong among us, no matter how we treat them. Tell them they must earn the respect which everyone else receives by default. Tell them there is a standard for acceptance; that standard is simply perfection. Kill those who scoff at these contradictions, and tell the rest that the dead deserved annihilation for their weakness and doubt. Then they’ll break themselves trying for what they’ll never achieve.”

—Erlsset, twenty-third emperor of the Sanzed Equatorial Affiliation, in the thirteenth year of the Season of Teeth. Comment recorded at a party, shortly before the founding of the Fulcrum.


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Re: FMLA Leave
« Reply #2 on: Today at 08:39:25 AM »
Congrats on your twins! 

I had my second baby in January and took a little over 3 months off.  It was great :)