Choosing not to return to your job after maternity leave

Lisa Pierson Weinberger, an attorney dedicated to help parents understand and maximize maternity leave benefits, explains whether or not it is legal to choose not to return to work after maternity leave
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Choosing not to return to your job after maternity leave

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It is not illegal to take benefits from your employer while you are on maternity leave and then not return to work. It is not a crime to do that. However, some employers will require women to pay back any benefits that they received that were given based on the assumption that they were returning to work. So it´s useful for women to look into these policies and ask those questions as diplomatically as they can before they accept benefits if they think that they may not want to go back to work at the end of their leave.

Lisa Pierson Weinberger, an attorney dedicated to help parents understand and maximize maternity leave benefits, explains whether or not it is legal to choose not to return to work after maternity leave

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Lisa Pierson Weinberger

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Lisa Pierson Weinberger is the founder of Mom, Esq., a legal practice dedicated to helping parents understand and maximize their maternity leave benefits, have peace of mind when hiring employees in their homes, and find a good work/life balance when they return to the workplace after having a baby.  Prior to founding Mom, Esq., Lisa spent seven years working at the entertainment law firm of Greenberg Glusker working as an employment lawyer with many of Hollywood's A-List celebrities.  She counseled on matters related to large domestic staffs, advising on the hiring process, backgrounds checks, wage and hour issues, counseling, discipline and terminations, and preparing employment applications, offer letters and a variety of agreements including employment, confidentiality, arbitration, severance and release agreements. Lisa has a Bachelors in Psychology, with Honors, from Washington University in St. Louis, and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law where she served on the UCLA Law Review.

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