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I live in Austin, TX. The company I work Headquartered

I live in Austin, TX. The company I work for is Headquartered in Boston, MA. I am pregnant and due end of Oct. My pay is 50:50. 50% salary and 50% commission. The company says that they default to the state laws regarding maternity leave that I reside in. They are telling me I can only get salary during my maternity leave and NOT commission of all the potential deals that will come in in my absence. Is this correct?How long do I have to legally take off after delivering a healthy baby? Could I come back in 2 weeks with Dr's approval/ note?

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Can I have employees bring in I-9 information when getting a

Can I have employees bring in I-9 information when getting a conditional offer pending background check, fingerprint, etc? I have heard arguments against this practice and just not sure of any legal implications.

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I have a client that filed a disability claim

Hi I have a client that filed a disability claim for maternity leave , it was filed late , mainly they didn't know about this benefit. She is self employed and has her own business so they lack resources to find out about these benefits. The State of CA EDD denied her claim for failure to file within the 41 day period. The form fails to mention this deadline. The next step is to file an appeal to EDD to determine good cause. Also EDD phone line has been impossible to reach for disability questions. Please help us determine the best approach to deal with this issue. Thx again, Peter

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If a man wants to use FMLA for the birth of his child but the

If a man wants to use FMLA for the birth of his child but the company says they don't participate in that portion of FMLA or in that particular option. Is there an option of not participating in some part of FMLA or not?

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Allen M., Esq.

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I would like to know if there is anything that can be done

I would like to know if there is anything that can be done since I'm on maternity leave and my employer only gave me six weeks, however there is a co worker who is also on maternity leave since two months ago going on three and she still getting paid. My question is if there is anything that I can do in regards XXXXX XXXXX situation since they are not being fair to me.

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Allen M., Esq.

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My daughter is 24 yrs old ,4months pregnant & is salary. She

My daughter is 24 yrs old ,4months pregnant & is salary. She works for a company in Ohio that does not pay maternity leave and will give her time off but says she may be able to file for unemployment..to me they are walking the grey line so they don't pay her maternity leave but also they don't may not pay her unemployment, She may file for it is all they say; my opinion, very shady..what are her options..is she entitled to receive her salary while on maternity leave or is she entitled to unemployment?

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I am pregnant and due in early December, and am eligible for

I am pregnant and due in early December, and am eligible for FMLA and a 6 week paid maternity leave by my employer in Indiana. I am moving to Texas and will begin a new job in early November and am doing so in order to secure this position following the birth of my baby. The new employer is very understanding of my situation and will allow an unpaid leave for three months. My question is in regard to dual employment status: Am I allowed to take vacation from my current employer until the birth (I have plenty of vacation days banked), take an FMLA sick leave for 6-8 weeks followed by the paid 6 week maternity leave, while beginning a job with a new employer for a couple of weeks while in vacation status with my current employer? Insurance coverage is not at issue. Thank you.

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does the employer have to pay for a maternity leave in nj?

does the employer have to pay for a maternity leave in nj? small business.

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Maternity Leave Policy Issue

My wife was just told by her boss that the organization she works for may try to deny her maternity leave. The employee handbook stipulates that they will consider "medical leave" upon written request. Beyond that there are few details which stipulate how much leave or whether or not it is paid leave. However, when she took the position, the organization's Director of Operations wrote in an email to my wife that she would have paid maternity leave in accordance with the federal guidelines and that she would not need to stipulate that in her employment contract which is in effect until the end of 2012 (she is set to give birth in March of next year). However, those federal guidelines apply to organizations over 50 people - this organization has less than 20 people. In addition, the Director of Operations is currently on three month paid maternity leave herself. The Chairman of the organization has now decided that he may decide not to grant the same privileges to my wife. Is there any legal recourse that my wife could take to protect herself from losing maternity leave? If they do deny her maternity leave, would there be any legal options for my wife to sue the organization?

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