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Working on Leave Policies for Your Company? This Guide Will Help Out

66% of employees say paid parental leave is important to them, so companies need to consider their options for developing an employee leave policy.

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Kris Hoppe
Sep 05, 20171 minutes
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If your company hasn’t prepared written leave policies, there is no time like the present to get started.

And, for employers who want to attract top talent, comprehensive leave policies help recognize that employees have lives outside of work.

A recent study of 521 respondents representing employees at US companies sized 2-200 employees found opportunities for employers to match prospective employee’s needs.

But making company leave policies that comply with the law may be more complex than you think. When drafting a leave policy, you’ll need to make sure it complies with applicable federal, state, and local leave laws.

So, where do you even get started? In this guide, we outline some of the laws and issues you should consider when drafting leave policies. Our guide includes:

What to Consider When Drafting Company Leave Policies

Learn how to create a company leave policy.

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How to make company leave policies - Take the right steps when drafting a company leave policy, including studying up on relevant laws and learning how insurance can help.

Paid and unpaid leave laws - From the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), we give an overview of federally required leave laws, along with a primer on certain state-mandated laws as well.

Insurance for leave - Different types of company insurance may help your business handle the costs of leave. We go over both required and non-required company insurance around leave, such as workers’ compensation and disability insurance.

Creating your company policies - This portion will give you a step-by-step guide on how to draft up a company leave policy. Determine your company’s approach, take factors such as parental leave and sick leave into consideration, and pin down the details like employee eligibility and how much leave to offer.

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