This law gives up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to:
- a biological or adoptive parent in connection with the birth or adoption of a child, or
- a female employee for prenatal care, or incapacity due to pregnancy, childbirth or related health conditions.
In most cases, leave because of birth or adoption has to start within 12 months of the birth or adoption.
You have a right to continue any health insurance you have through your job during your leave, but you may have to pay the cost of it.
If your Minnesota Pregnancy and Parenting Leave also qualifies as FMLA leave, your employer may count it under both laws at the same time to avoid double leave. Your employer may also count time off if you are getting disability benefits or using vacation or sick leave towards your Pregnancy and Parenting Leave.
Your employer must give you back your job or a job just like it when you go back to work.