The parental benefit supports associates who become a parent through a birth, adoption or foster-care placement that happens and take a leave of absence on or after March 1, with up to six weeks of protected paid time away from work.
The parental benefit applies to associates who become a parent through a birth, adoption, or foster-care placement that happens on or after March 1, 2018. Associates on parental leave prior to Mar. 1, 2018 will use the policy and benefits that were already in place.
It's available to all salaried associates, and to full-time associates who have worked at Walmart for at least 12 months. It's available to eligible associates in all states, including CA, OR and other Paid Parental Leave States.
Keep in mind, the parental benefit is for new legal parents, guardians, and foster parents only.
How it works:
Eligible associates can take up to six weeks of protected paid parental leave.
Time away needs to be taken continuously. Time can be taken at any point in the 12 months following the date they became a new parent. Salaried associates may also be able to use the Family Care Pay program for up to two weeks to cover the time you care for a spouse or dependent who has an eligible medical condition, including the birth of a child. You can find more details on the WIRE.
Associates receive 100 percent of pay (based on average weekly wages). Because this benefit is part of Walmart’s short-term disability coverage, associates need to file a claim with Sedgwick. It’s important to file before the date of birth, adoption or placement to make sure they get paid right away.
Important: Associates on parental leave prior to Mar. 1, 2018 will use the policy and benefits that were already in place.
Questions? Associates can visit the Child Birth or Adoption page here to learn about these benefits. If you or an associate still needs answers, just call People Services at 800-421-1362.