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Other Leaves: Federal

Other Leaves requirements by state

Authors: Christopher K. Ramsey and Sarah Andrews, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP


  • When developing leave policies, an employer should consider which employees will be eligible for the various leave benefits it offers, how employees should request leave, compensation and benefits issues during leave and whether employees may moonlight while on leave. See Leave and PTO Policy Considerations.
  • There are many different types of leaves addressed by various federal and state laws, or that are commonly granted by an employer. Some examples are paid sick leave, bereavement leave and religious leave. See Types of Leave.
  • Federal contractors must comply with specific paid sick leave requirements mandated by an executive order and its implementing regulations. These include the rate of leave accrual, employee eligibility and the purposes for which an employee may use sick leave. See Paid Sick Leave Executive Order.