Paid Parental Leave Policy
Hertz cares about you and your family, which is why we offer time off for new parents to recover from birth and to spend time with your new child. Keep reading for an overview of the policy. For full information, you can read the policy here and in the Corporate Policies and Procedures section of the Hertz Intranet. You can also review the FAQs and the Leave and Disability Checklist.
Birth mothers can take 8 weeks of Paid Parental Leave, due to being physically unable to work after the birth of a child.
In addition, the following Hertz employees can take two weeks of Paid Parental Leave to spend time bonding with their children:
- Birth mothers
- An individual whose spouse or domestic partner gives birth to a child
- An individual who adopts a child or who has a child placed for foster care (the child must be age 17 or younger at the time of the adoption or foster care placement)
- An individual who has a child placed with him/her by surrogacy
The adoption of a stepchild is excluded under this policy.
Eligibility and Timing
You can take Paid Parental Leave if you're an eligible full-time regular (non-casual and non-temporary) employee and have worked at Hertz for 12 continuous months. Paid Parental Leave must be taken and completed during the first 6-month period immediately following your child’s birth, adoption, foster placement, or surrogacy placement.
You must notify your manager and MetLife (Hertz’s leave administrator) at least 30 days before your anticipated date of departure for leave. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as a premature birth, give notice as soon as you can.
Call MetLife today at 1-800-654-3373 and press "2". Representatives are available from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET (8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT).
You have to provide appropriate documentation to MetLife, such as a copy of the child’s birth certificate (hospital or physician certification) or adoption papers. The documentation must be provided before the leave begins or as soon as you can provide it.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Hertz Short-Term Disability (STD) Benefit
All time off under STD and the Paid Parental Leave Policy is concurrent with FMLA time. For example, if you are a birth mother, you will receive 10 total weeks of Hertz Paid Parental Leave (8 weeks to recover from the birth and 2 weeks bonding time). If you take 12 weeks of FMLA time, 2 weeks of that time will be unpaid.
If you have questions, contact AskHR at 1-800-654-3373. They’re available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET (8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT).
Looking for more information?
You'll find the Absence Reporting Instructions, Online Claim Instructions, and the Leave and Disability Checklist in the Document Library.