LEAVE OF ABSENCE: EMPLOYEE'S RIGHT TO LEAVE FOR PERSONAL REASONS
Leave of absence laws give employees the right to leave for a variety of reasons, including personal or family illness, pregnancy, military service, family military leave, and other personal reasons.
A leave of absence of between 12 and 26 weeks must be given to qualifying employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The medical leave act requires covered employers to allow leave to eligible employees for their own serious health conditions, to care for a covered family member with a serious health condition, and for family military leave for a qualifying emergency or to care for a seriously injured or ill person or veteran. The family leave provisions also require covered employers to allow leave to eligible employees after the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child, to bond with the child.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/