Take up to 12 unpaid weeks off unpaid under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to:
- Care for a newborn within a year of birth
- Care for an adopted child within one year of placement
- Care for your spouse or domestic partner who has a serious health condition
- Make arrangements when a family member is deployed (called “qualifying exigency”)
You can also take up to 26 weeks off to care for a family member who is a military service member with a serious illness or injury. A military service member is anyone who is in the Armed Forces, Reserved Armed Forces or National Guard.
Paid Family Leave (PFL) is also available, and provides up to 12 weeks off paid at 80% of your salary. You’re eligible if you’re enrolled in Short-Term Disability. Please note your job is not protected while you are out.
Who is Eligible?
You’re eligible for leave if you’ve worked at Hitachi Vantara for at least 12 months, and worked at least 1,250 hours during those 12 months.
Is My Job Protected?
Your job is protected.
Will I Get Paid While I’m Out?
The time away is unpaid. You may be able to supplement your pay with any sick or vacation time. While on leave, you still have access to your email and any internal network systems; however, you will not have access to myTime to request and record sick and vacation time. Please work directly with Larkin and Hitachi Vantara regarding using your sick or vacation time for pay when you’re out.
How Can I Apply?
Contact Larkin about your need for leave at least 30 days in advance if possible. They will be your main point of contact throughout your leave, and will coordinate with Hitachi Vantara directly as needed.
What Should I Do When I’m Ready to Come Back?
During your leave, stay in touch with Larkin.
When you’re ready to come back to work, you will need to provide the applicable paperwork to Larkin that confirms you’re ready for work. Larkin will work directly with Hitachi Vantara to coordinate. On your first day back, make sure to check in with your manager.