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:
The adoption of a stepchild is excluded under this policy.
To read the full policy, click here.
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.
Yes. Paid parental leave must be taken as one continuous period of leave, except as provided by law.
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 premature birth, give notice as soon as you can.
You'll receive 10 weeks of paid leave: 8 weeks to recover from the birth of your child and an additional 2 weeks for bonding with your newborn.
You'll receive 2 weeks of paid leave for bonding with your newborn.
You'll receive 2 weeks of paid leave for bonding with your child. The child must be age 17 or younger at the time of the adoption or foster care placement.
You'll receive 2 weeks of paid leave for bonding with your child.
You'll receive 8 weeks of paid leave to recover from the birth of your child.
You will receive 8 weeks of paid leave to recover from the birth of your child.
No. Stepchildren are excluded from this policy.
Yes. Based on your eligibility, you may both take the full amount allowable under the policy.
No. Multiple births (twins, triplets, etc.) with a single pregnancy, adoption, foster placement, or surrogacy placement count as 1 event. You will not receive more than your allowable leave, regardless of whether more than one birth, adoption, foster care placement, or surrogacy placement, except as required by law.
Notify your manager and MetLife (Hertz’s leave administrator) as soon as you can after the birth of your child.
Paid Parental Leave is paid at 100% of your regular base pay excluding incentive pay, bonuses, and any other form of special compensation.
If you are a commission salesperson paid a base salary plus commissions, base pay for determining benefits will be equal to 80% of your prior year’s annualized Hertz W-2 earnings or current base pay, whichever is greater. To learn more about how the benefit is calculated, go here.
You have to provide appropriate documentation, such as a copy of the child’s birth certificate or adoption papers. The documentation must be provided before the leave begins or as soon as you can provide it.
No, Hertz’s Paid Parental Leave runs concurrently with FMLA. If you want to extend your leave beyond the allotted 12-week FMLA time, you can request additional personal leave time and apply earned vacation or sick time, in accordance with Hertz policies. Contact AskHR for more information.
No. While you're out on leave, Hertz will maintain all your employee benefits under the same terms and conditions that would apply if you had remained at work. You'll continue to pay the employee portion of your benefits premiums and Hertz will continue to pay the employer portion.
In addition, when you return from Paid Parental Leave, Hertz will reinstate you at your former position, or one with equivalent status, pay, and benefits that you would have had if you had not taken leave.
It is your responsibility to apply for any state or local paid family leave benefits that you may be entitled to receive. If you receive state or local parental leave benefits, you must share your benefit calculation with Hertz once you’ve received your benefit.
State or local paid family care or parental leave benefits will be applied first. Then, your Hertz Paid Parental Leave will make up any remaining benefit to ensure that you receive 100% of your regular base pay while on parental leave. You will receive no more than 100% of your regular base pay while on parental leave.
You can contact MetLife with any questions you have about your claim before, during, and after your leave.
If you do not return to work after your Paid Parental Leave has ended, Hertz may seek to recover any benefit premiums paid for maintaining coverage for you and any dependents while you were on leave, unless you are unable to return to work due to an unexpected circumstance (such as the onset, recurrence, or continuation of a serious health condition of you or your child).
The Program offers a maximum benefit of $5,000 per eligible child (up to two children per employee). If you adopt a child and your situation qualifies for benefits, the Program reimburses you for a portion of your eligible expenses once the adoption is legally final.
To read the full policy, go here.
You're eligible for the Adoption Assistance Program if you're an eligible full-time regular (non-casual and non-temporary) employee and have worked at Hertz for 12 continuous months.
Eligible expenses include:
Yes. This list is not all expenses that may not be eligible, but identifies the more common expenses that the Program does not cover, such as expenses:
Any child under age 18 who is not a blood relative or previously adopted child of you or your spouse. If the child turns 18 during the year, the child is eligible for the part of the year he or she is under age 18 (unless the child is physically or mentally incapable of self-care).
To receive reimbursement, you must pay for any qualified expenses and save your receipts. Then you must file a claim within 90 days of the date the adoption is legal.
You have to fill out a claim form. You can access it here.
You must file a claim within 90 days following the date the adoption is legally final. Allow to two to four weeks for your claim to be processed.
Yes. However, if you adopt a child from a foreign country in an international adoption, the Program will not recognize your adoption as final until you have met the state law adoption requirements for the state you live in.
If both you and your spouse or domestic partner are eligible for the Program, only one of you can claim reimbursement for eligible expenses that either or both of you incur.
Certain adoption-related expenses may be nontaxable to you. You may also be able to receive an income tax credit for certain adoption-related expenses, but you cannot receive a nontaxable reimbursement and take a tax credit for the same adoption expense. Both the exclusion and the tax credit are subject to certain dollar limits and income limits.
You are responsible for determining if any benefits you receive under the program are taxable or nontaxable. Hertz cannot and will not provide tax or legal advice to you. Every situation is unique and may be complicated, and you are encouraged to consult your professional tax advisor. You are also encouraged to review Form 8839 “Qualified Adoption Expenses” and the accompanying instructions for more information. They're available on the IRS website.
Contact AskHR at 1-800-654-3373. AskHR is 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.