Do You Know the 3 Types of Paid Leave?

By Kelsey Basten

Published on June 28, 2018

Not all paid leave laws have the same specifications. Some legislation addresses specific types. What are those types? Check out the three categories of paid leave here.

1. Paid Sick Leave

  • Is earned over time, and covers short-term illness or injury, as well as preventative healthcare
  • Can be used to care for oneself – the individual – or immediate family members

2. Paid Family and Medical Leave

  • Is used to care for an ill relative, which may include, but not limited to, a child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse or registered domestic partner
  • Includes maternity and paternity leave
  • Is meant to address (or care for) long-term illnesses or injuries

3. Safe Leave

  • Sometimes rolled in with paid sick leave
  • Allows employees to take time off in instances of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking

In the past few years, we at GovDocs have seen a significant increase in paid leave laws in local jurisdictions. Cities and counties can pass and update these laws at a faster pace, due to inaction at the state and federal levels surrounding paid leave.

Keep an eye out for the latest updates in paid leave on GovDocs Labor Law News.

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