Lisa Guerin is the author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, The Essential Guide to Family & Medical Leave, Workplace Investigations, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice, where she has represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law.
Articles By Lisa Guerin
Although the Social Security disability program doesn't pay benefits for pregnancy, a handful of states do.
Personnel records relating to disability must be kept confidential, with a few exceptions.
The Americans with Disabilities Act doesn't generally protect employees with minor, temporary conditions; learn the rules here.
If you are covered by temporary disability insurance, the terms of the plan will determine how long you are eligible for benefits; typically, plans provide coverage for three to six months.
New Jersey's temporary disability insurance (TDI) program provides some wage replacement to employees who are unable to work due to a non-work related disability, including pregnancy.
New York has a state temporary disability program that pays employees who are unable to work due to pregnancy, and childbirth.
If you work in Washington State and need time off work for pregnancy, childbirth, or parenting, you have the right to take paid leave.
Hawaii offers short-term disability for employees who are temporarily unable to work for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy; learn the rules here.
The FMLA's family medical leave rules let you take time off during pregnancy and childbirth without losing your job.
Do you need to talk to a lawyer about taking medical or disability-related leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?