Personal leave is sometimes
used as a catch-all term used to describe any form of employee leave,
but it is also commonly used to describe short-term absences that
don’t otherwise fall under defined sick, medical, and vacation leave
Sometimes referred to
as “small necessities leave,” examples of these types of personal
leaves may include anything from school appointments and bereavement
leave to time to attend appointments and errands not otherwise covered
by sick or family leave laws.
While no federal law requires
employers to provide paid or unpaid personal days, some of these categories
of leave may be required by various state laws. Additionally, even
when not required to do so, many employers provide some form of flexible
“personal leave” that can be used for the various purposes described
in this topic.
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