Paid Parental Leave or “PPL” is offered to employees who have one year of service and are needing to take time off to bond with a newborn or for adoption purposes. PPL will provide 8 weeks of paid time off.
All BHGE employees are eligible for Paid Parental Leave after one year of service with the company. Prior service with either GE Oil & Gas or BHI counts towards eligibility.
If you have taken Paid Parental Leave in the last 12 months for the birth or adoption of a child, you may not take Paid Parental Leave again for that child. You will be eligible for Paid Parental Leave if you have or adopt a child in the future.
You can apply on or after January 1, 2019, by calling Sedgwick at (877) 423-8677.
Paid Parental Leave must be taken continuously. For example, if you choose to take just 4 weeks of leave, you will forfeit the remaining 4 weeks.
BHGE's Paid Parental Leave will be offset by any state disability you receive. For example, if you live in California and receive 60% of your pay from the state, Paid Parental Leave will pay 40%. You will not receive more than 100%.
Mothers will be able to take Short-Term Disability (STD) followed by Paid Parental Leave when STD ends.
Fathers will be able to take up to 8 weeks of paid time off under the Paid Parental Leave policy.
Yes. Both employees can take 8 weeks of Paid Parental Leave each. Note that FMLA only provides a combination of 12 weeks for spouses who work for the same employer.
Beginning January 1, 2019, call Sedgwick at (877) 423-8677 to initiate your Paid Parental Leave. Sedgwick will confirm your eligibility and open a claim for you.
No. FMLA runs concurrently with Paid Parental Leave. If you take 8 weeks of Paid Parental Leave you may an additional 4 weeks of unpaid FMLA for the birth or adoption of a child, if you are eligible.
No. You are not eligible for Paid Parental Leave if you foster a child. Paid Parental Leave is only for the birth or adoption of a child. However, you may be eligible for FMLA if you foster a child.
Yes. Sedgwick will not assume you want to continue your absence through Paid Parental Leave. Beginning January 1, 2019, contact Sedgwick at (877) 423-8677 to initiate your Paid Parental Leave. Sedgwick will confirm your eligibility and open a claim for you.