Career Advice

Three Types of Work Leaves

Everybody has to work to make a paycheck to pay the bills. However, there are times when they need to be away at home. The following are three types of leaves that you may have to take from work one day and some information about how you can qualify. 

Medical Leave

Unexpected things happen in life that require an employee to need time away from work. Medical leaves are available for employees who have been with the company for at least one year of service. The Family Medical Leave Acts gives employees up to 12 weeks of protected time off if they suffer from a restrictive medical condition, or they must leave to deliver a child. Employers cannot terminate employees who use FMLA time.

Personal Leave

Personal leave is something that employers sometimes grant their employees. Usually, workers can start earning personal leave time as early as 90 days into their careers. When enough time accrues, the employees can request specific days off to take care of their personal needs. 

Vacation Leave

Vacation time is another benefit that some workers receive. New employees learn how much vacation time they can earn when they first start their jobs. The more years the employees stay in their jobs, the more vacation weeks they earn. 

Bereavement Leave

Bereavement leave is time off that workers get when they experience the loss of a loved one. Bereavement is usually three days long, and employers extend it for workers who lose their spouses, children, parents, or other immediate family members. Sometimes they can get approval for bereavement leave for other family members. The decision may be at the discretion of the human resources department or one of the managers. 

Those are just a few primary types of work leaves that one can take. Speak to a benefits coordinator to find out about additional leaves and qualifying criteria.  

Job Find Local March 10, 2020