Several leaves work together to give you time away while you’re out. Here’s how it works:

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives you up to 12 weeks off unpaid to bond with your newborn or newly-placed child.
  • California Family Rights Act (CFRA) gives up to 12 weeks off for those who live in California.
  • Paid Family Leave (PFL) provides up to 12 weeks off paid at 80% of your salary.

Who is Eligible?

FMLA/CFRA: 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.

PFL: All employees who enroll in Short-Term Disability (STD).

Is My Job Protected?

FMLA/CFRA: Your job is protected.

PFL: While you’re out, your job is not protected.

Will I Get Paid While I’m Out?

You may be eligible for pay through our Disability program and PFL. You may also 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.

Don’t forget to add your child to benefits, if appropriate.

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.