Employee Annual Leave: Top 10 Most Common Leave Types in 2022

Employee Annual Leave: Top 10 Most Common Leave Types in 2022

Employee leave policies, whether they be fully or partially compensated, or even unpaid, are offered by many companies across the world. Some of these leaves are mandated by law, while others are provided at the company’s discretion. A company’s ability to offer competitive benefits and a positive experience to employees in the face of unforeseen life events depends on its awareness of and adherence to relevant leave policies. Here are the ten most common leave types in 2022. 

Vacation

While the number of vacation days provided by each company may vary, most give their employees at least two weeks of annual leave. When it comes to paid time off, some employers need their workers to have been there for six months or a year before they can start taking a vacation, while others have no such minimum employment period.

Workers need to know the parameters under which they can take vacation time, and this information should be laid out in a policy. How much warning they need to give their boss, how many consecutive days they may take off, and so on are all examples.

Religious Celebrations

Whether it’s Christmas, Eid, Easter, Holi, or Yom Kippur, you can bet that your employee will love the day off to spend more time with family and enjoy the holiday in a meaningful way. Giving them a choice to take off work on the day of the festival will show them that you care about the holidays they celebrate.

Make a record of every religious holiday using internet tools, and have your staff annually communicate the religious holidays they would like paid time off for.

Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is a crucial period for new moms as they tend to their infants and recuperate from the physical and emotional strains of giving birth. Be sure that this sort of leave is covered by your policy so that new parents may focus on their families and not their job.

The length of the new mother’s maternity leave varies from nation to country, ranging from 7 to 17 weeks. In an ideal world, a woman should be allowed 14 weeks of leave to care for her infant over the first three months.

Illness

Illness is probably out of an employee’s control. Therefore, withholding wages from them seems rather unjust. Sick employees are more likely to remain home and rest if they know they won’t lose pay if they call in sick, so it’s essential to offer paid sick leave to keep the workplace healthy for everyone. It is even mandated by law in some jurisdictions that employers provide paid sick days.

Parental Leave

Parental leave is available for birth mothers, adoptive parents, and biological fathers. Depending on their size, several firms are mandated by federal law to provide unpaid parental leave.

Time off for Mourning

Employees must take unexpected time off in the case of the death of a close family member or friend. As HR, you should create a bereavement leave policy that gives employees the time they need to grieve, handles any obligations they may have because of a death, and makes it easy for them to request time off.

Personal Time

Life has a way of throwing curveballs, and personal time gives workers a buffer zone in which they may deal with these unexpected events without fear of repercussions. When employees have personal time off, they can use it for anything they need, such as attending a doctor’s appointment for themselves or a family member, getting an oil change, or attending a parent-teacher conference.

Military Leave

Workers who are either actively serving or preparing for active service are eligible for paid military leave. Employees who enlist in the armed forces are entitled to up to five years of unpaid leave from their employers. 

Appointment to the Jury

When an employee is selected to serve on a jury, they may be eligible to receive compensation from their company. It is legal in certain places to compensate workers for time spent serving on a jury.

It’s time to vote!

Workers are paid time off to cast their ballots in state and federal elections. Due to the short duration of the voting process, there is a cap on how long voters can be charged to cast their ballot. Only half of businesses allow employees to vote on company time. Businesses in several states must provide paid or unpaid time off for employees to cast ballots.