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How to Make the Most of Your Maternity Leave

If you'll be negotiating your maternity leave or seeking to improve your company's policy, it's best to have a plan in mind before you break the news of your pregnancy. Follow these steps:
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Find out if you're covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 or a state law, or if your company's policy is better than what these laws guarantee. Look into what comparable businesses offer employees. Also, if any of your coworkers managed to strike a deal, discreetly ask them how they did it.