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North Carolina Job Pays No $$ while on FMLA. Are there any other options?

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  • North Carolina Job Pays No $$ while on FMLA. Are there any other options?

    My wife is pregnant and I'm about to take my 12 weeks of FMLA from my job that I've been at for 19 months. They have 12 weeks of unpaid leave and I do not have short term disability. Are there any options that I have so I can have a source of income for those 12 weeks. Any numbers or websites where I may get some assistance? Thanks for all feedback.

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    Sorry but FMLA is unpaid leave and even most disability plans will only cover the mother giving birth, not the father or other family member who is healthy but takes off with be with her.
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    • #3
      You asked if there were any other options. I don't say this to be a smart @$$. Here is another: don't take 12 weeks off.

      OR....

      What about intermittent leave?

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      • #4
        Just a note - parents can take leave on an intermittent schedule for the arrival of a new child only if the employer agrees.
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