As we all know, a pregnant woman has a due date. Suppose that the due date for my wife is March 5, and my company allows a generous paternity leave policy of 3 months (for both mom & dad). Can I schedule my paternity leave ahead of time?
I.E can I say that "I will take off from March 3 to assist wife and resume work April 10" ?
Or do I wait until the physical birth happens, then schedule the leave? What is the most prudent, to avoid any issues? The concern is that the child may be late to arrive, in which case I per-emptively took extra leave. At the same time, I want to have transparency to my manager about when I'll be gone and when I'll be back.