Parental Leave Definition

An excused absence from work by an employee to care for a child or to arrange to care for a child. This may be paid or unpaid time, depending on the company’s guidelines and policies.

Parental Leave Extended Definition
Parental leave may fall under the requirements of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). However, many human resource departments provide for parental leave as a simple benefit to the employee, or parental leave that is not FMLA-eligible may be governed by the company’s sick time policy.

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