popular topics in maternity leave

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    Understanding Maternity Leave Laws (What Are Your Rights?)
    It wasn't so long ago that there were no laws to protect pregnant women on the job. If an employer didn't want a pregnant woman at work, he or she could fire her. If a woman wanted to come back to work after delivering her child, there was no gua...
  • Tips on Negotiating Maternity Leave
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    Negotiating Maternity Leave
    Negotiating Maternity Leave Baby Talk A maternity leave is time off from work due to the medical and personal needs of pregnancy and childbirth. This leave might be paid or unpaid depending on company policy. Daddy Alert! If financial concerns ...
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    Staying at Home: Finances
    Staying at Home: Finances The money issue is often the deciding factor for most families when it comes to deciding if a parent should stay at home. Even if you desperately want to stay home, it may not be clear how your family can survive with...
  • new mom problem: stay at home with the baby or go back to work?
    Returning to Work
    The New Mom Dilemma: Stay at Home or Return to Work?
    The New Mom Dilemma: Stay at Home or Return to Work? Perhaps you've always been the working type but now that you've had a baby, you've changed your mind. Maybe you've always wanted to stay home, but you didn't feel like your circumstances wou...
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    Maternity Leave Policy Worksheet
    Use this worksheet to document the facts about your company's maternity leave policy. ...
  • Health and Safety Printables
    Sample Maternity Leave Agreement
    Use this sample agreement as a model for your own written record of your personal maternity agreement with your company. ...
  • When Maternity Leave Ends
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    Maternity Leave and Stay-at-Home Moms
    Maternity Leave and Stay-at-Home Moms If you have a job where you work for someone else outside your home, the typical leave of absence for childbirth will be six to eight weeks. This is not necessarily a paid leave. What you are given is the op...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Breastfeeding While Working
    Breastfeeding and the Working Woman
    Breastfeeding and the Working Woman Controversy still swirls around the issue of breast- versus bottle-feeding. If you're not sure which method to use, you can try starting with breast-feeding and switching later. Once you decide to bottle feed, ...
  • Common Worries of Working Mothers
    Returning to Work
    Overcoming Back-to-Work Anxieties for New Moms
    Overcoming Back-to-Work Anxieties for New Moms Problem solving has always come naturally to you as a working woman. It should be no different with the common worries of most working mothers. There are solutions! Just understand what to expect, fi...
  • Learn about Maternity Leave Laws
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    Managing Your Maternity Leave
    Managing Your Maternity Leave A United Nations survey found that out of 152 countries, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Lesotho, Switzerland, and Papua New Guinea were the only ones one that did not have a national policy requiring paid...
  • Being Pregnant at Work
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    Dealing with Being Pregnant While Working
    Dealing with Being Pregnant While Working The difficulty of being pregnant while holding down a fulltime job is that your life as a working person trudges on, but your body (and mind) may have a hard time keeping up. For example, in the first tri...
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    Why Don't Dads Take Paternity Leave? (And Why More Men Should!)
    Current data on paternity leave shows that despite the enactment of federal and state laws allowing men to take unpaid parental leave, few actually do. It's not a sign that dads care more about their jobs than their kids. For the 50 percent of w...
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