On top of your employer's vacation, sick pay, or other time off programs, you may be legally entitled to leave from work. Learn more about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), military leave, parental leave, domestic violence leave, and more.
Your Right to Time Off Work FAQ
Frequently asked questions on time off at work.
Paid Vacation: What Are Your Rights?
The rules for earning, using, and getting paid for vacation days at your job.
Taking Pregnancy Leave and Parental Leave
Learn about your right to pregnancy disability leave and maternity or paternity leave when you have or adopt a baby.
Domestic Violence Leave: Taking Time Off Work
Victims of domestic violence may have the right to take time off work.
Taking Military Leave
The federal USERRA and state laws provide employment protection to workers who take time off to serve in the military.
State Laws on Military Leave
Learn about state laws that protect an employee's right to take leave for military service.
Taking Time Off to Vote
Most states require employers to let employees take time off to vote.
Taking Time Off for Jury Duty
State laws require employers to give employees time off to serve on a jury.
Do the medical leave laws cover in-laws?
My mother-in-law is very ill, and my husband can't take time off work right now.
How soon do I have to apply for reinstatement after my military service ends?
Can I take some time off before returning to work?
Can my employer cut my hours without reducing my work load?
I think I'm going to end up working extra hours at home just to keep up, which will prevent me from getting a second job.
Can our employer make us call in every day we are sick?
Can they require us to follow this picky rule?
Can I be fired if I test positive for a drug that was prescribed by my doctor?
I know that Adderall shows up as an amphetamine on drug screens, and I'm worried that I might get fired for taking it.
Does my employer have to give me time off for fertility treatments?
Does my employer have to give me time off for treatment?
Taking Family and Medical Leave
Learn about the FMLA, state laws, eligibility, regulations, and employer policies governing family and medical leave.
Do You Have an FMLA Claim Against Your Employer?
Learn some common ways employers violate the FMLA.