Types Of Leaves
Pre - Written Professional Leave Policies
Types of Paid leave provided by employers as part of their benefits package to their employees:
Paid leave refers to a period of time off from work for which an employee continues to receive their regular salary or wages. Paid leave can be provided by employers as part of their benefits package or mandated by labor laws in certain countries. It is intended to give employees time away from work to attend to various personal and medical needs, while ensuring they are not financially burdened during their absence.
Here are some common types of paid leave:
Parental leave: Paid time off granted to parents to care for a new child, which can include maternity leave, paternity leave, and adoption leave.
Sick leave: Paid time off given to employees to address personal illness, injury, or medical appointments.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): A U.S. federal law that provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for specific family and medical reasons. Some employers may offer paid FMLA leave as part of their benefits.
Annual leave: Paid vacation time given to employees, typically accrued based on their length of service or as per company policy.
Bereavement leave: Paid time off granted to employees following the death of a close family member or loved one.
Sabbatical: An extended period of paid leave, often granted to employees who have completed a certain number of years of service, allowing them to pursue personal interests, travel, or engage in professional development.
Long service leave: A type of paid leave granted to employees who have completed a long period of service with a single employer, commonly found in Australia.
Compassionate leave: Paid time off given to employees to attend to urgent and unforeseen personal matters, such as a family emergency or a serious illness of a loved one.
Casual leave: Paid time off for personal reasons, usually for short durations and often granted with prior notice.
Emergency leave: Paid time off given to employees to deal with unexpected and urgent situations, such as natural disasters or personal emergencies.
Jury duty leave: Paid time off provided to employees who are required to serve on a jury.
Garden leave: A situation where an employee is required to stay away from work during their notice period after resigning or being terminated, while still receiving their salary.
Domestic violence leave: Paid time off granted to employees who are victims of domestic violence to seek legal, medical, or counseling support.
Marriage leave: Paid time off given to employees to celebrate their wedding or attend to marriage-related matters.
Paid time off (PTO): A flexible leave policy that combines various types of leave (such as vacation, sick leave, and personal days) into a single bank of leave days that employees can use as needed.
Extended leave: Paid time off that exceeds the standard vacation or annual leave, often granted for special circumstances or extended breaks.
Voluntary leave: Paid time off that employees can opt to take voluntarily, usually for personal or professional reasons.
Casual leave (CL): A type of paid leave granted for short-term absences or personal needs, commonly used in some countries and organizations.
Mandatory leave: Paid time off required by employers or government regulations, often implemented for specific purposes such as workplace safety or to manage workforce capacity.
Psychological Stress leave: Paid time off provided to employees who need to address mental health issues or excessive work-related stress.
It’s important to note that the availability and specific details of paid leave can vary significantly depending on the country, jurisdiction, and employer policies. The above list provides a general overview of common types of paid leave, but there may be additional or different forms of paid leave depending on the context.