Leave Policies in the Workplace FAQ
Learn the basics about what paid and unpaid leave you must provide to your employees.
Providing Vacation and Sick Leave
If you offer paid time off for vacation and illness, create a sensible policy.
Providing Pregnancy and Parental Leave
Some employers must allow employees to take time off for pregnancy or a new child.
Providing Domestic Violence Leave to Employees
A look at employers' legal duties toward employees who are victims of domestic violence.
Giving Employees Time Off for Voting and Jury Duty
Most states require employers to let employees take time off work to vote or serve on a jury.
Providing Military Leave
State and federal laws protect workers who take leave to serve in the military.
Must I give my employee time off for her son's school conference?
Do I have to allow her to take time off for these meetings?
Do we have to give employees time off to vote?
Many states require employers to give employees a few hours off to cast their ballots.
What position should we give an employee who has been on leave for military service?
Employees must be reinstated to the position they would have held if not for military leave.
Do we have to pay out PTO when an employee leaves?
State law determines employers have to cash out vacation time, which likely includes PTO.
How much pregnancy and parenting leave do we have to offer employees?
In California, employees might be entitled to up to seven months off for pregnancy and parenting.
Family and Medical Leave: An Overview
You may be required to give employees time off for illness, childbirth, adoption, or caregiving responsibilities.
Notice Requirements Under the FMLA
Employers and employees both have notice obligations under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Reinstating an Employee After FMLA Leave
The FMLA gives employees the right to reinstatement following their time off.