I will be taking 9 weeks off intermittently for bonding with my child. My supervisor has approved my proposed schedule, which inludes a combo of paid and unpaid time off. The unpaid time off is only allowed under FMLA. Paid time off will be vacation, etc.
All paid time will be used up first, starting when labor begins, then unpaid time will kick in.
Can I opt out of FMLA coverage for the paid portion of my time off? My supervisor is fine with it, but I'm anticipating my HR dept will want me to code all of it as FMLA.
My wife works for same employer and therefore any FMLA I use is subtracted from her 12-week bonding allotment, so I'd like to opt out.