When an exempt employee misses part of a week for intermittent maternity leave, do we have to pay for the entire week?

Maternity leave under FMLA can be complicated. Intermittent leave for baby bonding is not an employer obligation. Intermittent leave for prenatal care must be permitted. When calculating pay, the employee’s exempt status is considered. Under FMLA, an exempt employee’s pay can be prorated – an exempt employee working only half a day can be paid for the time worked. The full day’s pay is not a requirement. Similar rules apply under ADA.


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