Taking Time Off Work with Paternity and Maternity Leave
The law applies to men and women, provided they have already worked for the company for 1240 hours, which is about a year. They are entitled to up t o12 weeks of maternity leave. This is unpaid leave. These laws are state by state. In Georgia, if the mother needs time to pump milk or take time for nursing in a private hygienic area, the employer must give her that time and space.