Preparing for parental leave

It’s important to have some time away after having your baby. Your body needs ample time to heal, and you deserve time to connect with your baby. Before taking parental leave from work, you should prepare first. This usually means providing an advance notice about your leave to your direct manager. Different employers have different requirements for parental leave notices. Your direct manager or someone on your HR team can confirm the requirements for your employer.

Outside of communicating with your direct manager and submitting your parental leave request at work, there are other things you can do to prepare for this extended time away. To get the most value from your leave, you may want to:

  • Get familiar with your employer’s parental leave policies and benefits and your legal rights related to leave.
  • Prepare any questions that you may have about how your parental leave for your direct manager or the human resources department.
  • Determine how long you want to be on leave and how much of this desired time will be paid.
  • Inform your direct reports if you have any work.
  • Secure coverage for your work while you’re away. This may mean helping your team recruit a temporary replacement for you.

The Ovia Care Team can help you prepare for parental leave. They can also help you find resources available to you through your employer. 

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