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Leave of Absence

What is a Leave of Absence?

A leave of absence is a period of time during which workers may be absent from their regular work schedule without endangering their employment status. Leaves of absence are divided into many sections which are sometimes shortened to the single term "leave."

Related: Sick Leave Pay, Medical Leave of Absence, Bereavement Leave, Disability Leave, Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)