Despite Lack of State Mandate, Some San Antonio Employers Offer Paid Family Leave (May 3, 2017)

By Shari Biediger, Rivard Report

Thirty-year-old Sarah Estrada timed her pregnancy well. As a music teacher in the Northside Independent School District, Estrada and her husband Andrew are expecting their first child in July, which will give her just over five weeks off with her baby boy before the school year starts and she goes back to work.

Like most employees in Texas, where the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave for certain reasons with the right to reinstatement, Estrada would be eligible for more time off, but not with pay.

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