The associates must be eligible when they become new parents in order to receive the benefit. (Except for associates working in Washington State; you may be eligible for state benefits if you became a parent through birth, adoption, or foster-case placement in 2019. See the state’s website for more details https://www.esd.wa.gov/)
How it works:
Eligible associates can take up to six weeks of protected paid parental leave.
- Time away needs to be taken continuously.
- You can take time at any point in the 12 months following the date you became a new parent.
You can review the full LOA policy to learn about these benefits or call the People Services team at 800-421-1362 for more details.
Long-term disability (LTD) coverage can pick up where your short-term disability coverage ends. Depending on which plan you choose to enroll for, LTD provides up to 50% or 60% of your average monthly wage. Certain maximums apply, and other benefits or income may reduce your payments. Learn more about long-term disability by going to the 2020 Associate Benefits Book.
If you had a balance of sick time, personal time, or both before the PTO program took effect on March 5, 2016, those balances are kept in separate accounts for you to use under certain circumstances.
Personal time. After you’ve used all your PTO, you can use any amount of your existing personal time, for any reason.
Sick time. You can also use your remaining sick time balance after you’ve used all your PTO. If you're a full-time associate, you can use up to 80 hours of sick time while on an approved leave to care for a family member, including extended family, or the unpaid portion of a parental leave. If you're a part-time associate, you can use sick time when missing work for your own illness or that of an immediate family member.
Associates in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Philadelphia (PA), and Washington, DC can use it for paid sick leave reasons, or up to 80 hours for the unpaid portion of a parental leave, after all PTO has been used.
Using your time
To use your PTO, sick time, or personal time, go to the Global Time & Attendance Portal or talk to the HR representative at your facility.
If the pay you receive while on an approved Military Leave is less than your Walmart pay, Walmart will make up the difference with a pay differential under qualifying conditions to get you to your Walmart pay level. For details, see the Military Leave policy.