Other Leaves: Mississippi
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jason T. Marsh, Phelps Dunbar LLP
- Mississippi does not have a comprehensive law mandating that employers provide private employees paid or unpaid family and medical leave. However, Mississippi employers with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius will likely be required to adhere to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). See Family and Medical Leave.
- Mississippi private employers may not terminate employees who take leave to fulfill active duty or reserve duty military obligations, although such leave may be unpaid. See Military Leave.
- Mississippi law prohibits employers from terminating employees who take leave for jury service. See Jury Duty Leave.
- Mississippi does not require an employer to provide employees with time off to vote. See Voting Leave.
- Mississippi law generally prohibits municipalities from enacting their own vacation and sick leave laws. See Limitation on Local Leave Laws.