Thousand Oaks, CA asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Gov & Administrative Law for California

Q: Do any of the new acts (CARES, etc) in place protect new mothers who just ran out of their FMLA during this crisis?

My wife and I just had a baby in February, she ran out of her FMLA last week. She's a nurse who is staying home until this passes since we have an infant at home. So she's not technically unemployed, but they're now telling her she has to pay in for her insurance. Can they do this? Are there any assistante programs that cover her/us during this? We're losing her nursing income and now being told we owe over $500 a month trying to pay rent on my measly teachers she better off going unemployed and getting the massive amount of unemployment the state of CA is now giving? Any assistance or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joel Perry Glaser
Joel Perry Glaser
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The question is how long has your wife been off work and is she protected by laws other than FMLA, as well as entitled to temporary disability benefits while she recovers from childbirth. I recommend you contact an employer lawyer directly.

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