Does anyone have any experience with this?
I work in LA, work a bunch of new media and work off W4's. I'm technically an employee of the companies I work for. I don't work every day but I can be shooting anywhere from 5 days to 20 days a month for a company doing random things as a DP. Baby will be born in February and wanted to be able to take some time off.
Do I qualify for Paid Family Leave (PFL)? Being the holidays I can't get a hold of anyone until next week but I thought I'd reach out to y'all.
Hi Sam. Take a look at this Dept. of Labor link: http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/
The Family Medical Leave Act covers you for 12 unpaid work-weeks during a 12 month period (with continued health coverage) for a number of different reasons. "The birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth" is one of them. The FMLA guarantees that you will still have your spot when you are ready to return to work, but it is not paid leave. And if you are in any kind of pension system, that time usually has to be paid back, usually by attending your job (on the back end) for the amount of time you were absent. Since you are considered being "off-payroll" for that leave of absence, it does not count as pensionable time.
There are minute differences at the local level and I'm not sure how the fact that you are a part-time employee would affect your eligibility. But the link I gave you is at the federal level and that applies across the board. Read everything carefully and consult your employer.
Congrats on the baby and Happy New Year!!!