My employer has never had anyone take a maternity leave but has for other medical reasons. Employees have been paid for the duration of the leaves but with a conversation that i had with my boss a few weeks back im not sure if i would get paid if i want to take a longer leave than the 8 weeks he told me i would be entitled to. If i decide to take a longer leave should it be paid because other leaves were?? Other leaves were over 8 weeks!! Im really confused on the the lenght of time I can take?? Under MMLA 8 weeks and FMLA 12 weeks, so is it a max of 20 weeks i can take?? Or is it 12 weeks max 8 under MMLA and 4 under FMLA?? and does this start from the time i give birth or the moment i stop working??