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Other Leaves: Nebraska

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Marcia A. Washkuhn and Kasey M. Cappellano, Kutak Rock LLP


  • There are several types of leave that may be available to an employee in Nebraska. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Nebraska does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • Nebraska encourages employers to grant paid leaves for bone marrow donors. See Bone Marrow Donor Leave.
  • An employee must be allowed two hours of leave time to vote and cannot be penalized for taking the time, subject to limited exceptions. See Voting Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate or otherwise discriminate against an employee who misses work to serve as a judge or clerk of an election, a precinct or district inspector, a canvassing board member or any other election worker. See Election Official Leave.
  • An employee may take time off work to respond to a jury summons or to report for jury duty. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • A covered employer may not terminate a volunteer emergency responder who is absent from work as a result of responding to an emergency. See Emergency Responder Leave.