I have been employed with my company since last September, 2005. I am now 18 weeks pregnant with a due date of October 4, 2006. At the time of my babies birth I will have been with my current company for one year making me eligible for 1 week of paid vacation, however, I am confused on the maternity laws in the state of CT. The company I work for is small, 15 full time employees so we don't qualify for FMLA. The employee handbook is very vague stating only that employees may eligible for 8 to 12 weeks for pregnancy disability. It doesn't state if this is paid or unpaid. We don't really have an "HR" person and in fact I am the guinea pig as the only other person in the company to have a baby worked on commission and was part time. I have been asked to write a proposal for my intentions for leave, re-assigning tasks to other employees, etc. My sister said she thought there was a law in CT. that stated an employee could take 6 weeks maternity for vaginal delivery and 8 weeks for c-section paid time off. Is this true? Or will whatever time off I take be unpaid as I currently suspect? I have also thought about possibly working part time from home during some of my maternity leave but don't know what the rules are surrounding that either. HELP!!