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Maternity leave

If you're about to become a mum, make sure your employer treats you right.

www.thesite.org/workandstudy/working/workersrights/maternityleave

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Upside: UK site detailing maternity law rights
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WorkChoices and parental leave

The Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard (the Standard) provides for a maximum of 52 weeks of unpaid parental leave, shared between both parents at the time of the birth of a child, or the ...

https://www.workchoices.gov.au/ourplan/publications/html/WorkChoicesandparentalleave.htm

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Upside: Australian government site detailing legal leave details
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What Is "Enough" Maternity Leave?

Even though I love to shout my opinions far and wide, it may come as a surprise to some of you that I can be a pretty serious lurker as well. I lurk on some blogs, but more likely I'm lurking on ...

amommystory.blogspot.com/2007/01/what-is-enough-maternity-leave.html

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Upside: Blog on how much time to take for maternity leave with many responses
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Does Your Employer's Maternity Leave Benefit Fall Painfully

Short of What You Want? Free Planner & Proposal: Your Best Maternity Leave

www.workoptions.com/maternityleave.htm

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Upside: Site that provides advice and template tool on work options for mothers
Downside: Several ads embedded with the pdf

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Parental leave

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Parental leave is the right to take time off work, paid or unpaid, to care for a child or make arrangements for the child's welfare.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_leave

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Upside: Very good summary of maternity/paternity paid and unpaid leave by summary
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Hard Choice for Moms: Work or Stay Home?

You've got a new baby and a mortgage to pay for, so should you go back to work or stay home to raise Junior? In a change in trend, more women are considering the stay-at-home option.

www.webmd.com/content/article/122/114517.htm

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Upside: Good article to help you make the decision about retuning to work or stay home
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Returning from maternity leave: Tips for working mothers

Returning to work after maternity leave?

www.mayoclinic.com/health/working-life/WL00034

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Upside: Very good advice on returning from maternity leave
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7 Tips for Keeping Your Career on Track During a Maternity Leave

I came across a Wall Street Journal article yesterday called “More New Mothers Are Staying Home Even When It Causes Financial Pain”. It reminded me of the fact that I have neglected writing about ...

www.emomsathome.com/blog/2006/11/30/7-tips-for-keeping-your-career-on-track-during-a-maternity-leave/

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Upside: Advice and tips on preparing for your maternity leave at work
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Prepare Early for Maternity Leave

How do you balance your changing body, your changing hormones and your career? Start by planning your maternity leave early in your pregnancy. Here's how:

career-advice.monster.com/work-life-balance/women/Prepare-Early-for-Maternity-Leave/home.aspx

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Upside: Helpful advice on planning your maternity leave at work
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Family and Medical Leave Act

Overview Covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:

www.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla/

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Upside: Government site's with information on FMLA with very good links for more infromation
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