“Personal leave” refers to short-term absences for reasons other than illness, such as taking a child to a physician, school appointments, time to run errands, and other various reasons.
No federal law requires employers to provide paid or unpaid personal days, but many employers do provide this benefit.
In several states , there are leaves called “small necessities leave” laws that require that leave be given for many of the same reasons employees use personal leave. A personal day policy should be part of an overall leave policy which may include some of the latest trends including flexible work time and leave donation programs.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/