Leave policy refers to a set of rules and regulations governing the various types of leave an employee can take from work, such as vacation time, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave among others. It outlines the terms and conditions of each type of leave, including eligibility criteria, duration, and the process for applying for and approving leave requests.
What are the details which should be included in the leave policy?
Types of leave: Define the various types of leave available to employees, such as vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, parental leave, and bereavement leave.
Eligibility: Specify who is eligible for each type of leave, including requirements related to length of service, full-time or part-time status, and other relevant criteria.
Duration: Define the maximum duration for each type of leave and any restrictions or limitations on how and when leave can be taken.
Approval process: Describe the process for requesting and approving leave, including timelines, documentation requirements, and notification procedures.
Pay and benefits: Outline how leave is paid, including any provisions for paid time off, unpaid leave, and benefits continuation during leave.