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Conner Lantz
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Under ESA Sec. 46(4), employees must give’ written notice for pregnancy leave at least 2 weeks before leave begins. You also have the right to request a certificate from a qualified medical practitioner stating the due date.  The same 2 weeks’ notice is also required for parental leave (absent the right to request written certification) under Sec. 47(4). Hope that helps. Glenn