My husband has a JD. I have a MS. We couldn’t figure out our maternity-related leave/pay rights. Additionally, I work in San Francisco - which has additional benefits -which made things even more complicated. My company’s HR team was clueless (generously) or evasive (harshly) and didn’t seem to realize it was their responsibility to provide information proactively.
We’d have been lost without Akiko. With her guidance we were able to confidently advocate for our rights.
- C. Lee
Akiko - I cannot thank you enough!
I am shaking my head wondering what people do in my similar situation (small company without HR) that don't know you exist!!
I would not have known going into my conversation tomorrow the full length of time I am eligible to take off, nor would I have known about the length of time health benefits can be covered by my employer.
- E. Smith
I felt frustrated with the lack of guidance from my HR department and was lucky to find Akiko and Maternity Leave 411.
She crafted a personal plan for me and her documents guided me through all the steps, big and small, to maximize my leave and help me keep supporting my family financially.
It helped my confidence to know my rights and to navigate the system with Akiko by my side.
- S. Dolan