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

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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.
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If you can work that out, there is no law against it.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Just to clarify, can I be on payroll 100% with two employers, 200% employed, even if I am on vacation status with one employer?

There is nothing illegal about it. And it would be up to the employers - and so if you are going to take vacation and then give your notice, but still be employed with the new company it is not illegal. However, I would venture to say that if one or both find out there might be some ramifications
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