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How much time off is a man allowed under FMLA to spend with

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How much time off is a man allowed under FMLA to spend with his newborn and how does FMLA coordinate with California's family leave time requirements?

Good morning Lucien,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. First of all, congratulations on the birth of your baby!

Presuming that you qualify for FMLA leave, then you may take up to 12 weeks off in the calendar year following the birth of your child, to bond with that child. Under California's Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, you may take up to 6 weeks of bonding leave and be paid for it as if you were receiving disability benefits. The time you are on PFL also counts as part of your 12 week entitlement under the FMLA, however, during the 6 weeks of PFL, you will be paid part of your average wages by the state. This generally amoints to about 55% of your wages, up to a maximum of about $1,050 per week.

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