042014_sales_comp_absenceAt one time or another, most employers will be faced with employees who wish to take a leave of absence for an illness of their own or a family member, parental leave, extended vacation or other personal reasons.  Generally, while an employee is on a leave of absence, they are still considered employed.

When revising or considering a leave-of-absence policy, there is one critical cardinal rule to follow.  A leave of absence should be requested by the employee in writing!

In the following scenario, the employer granted an individual an unwritten leave of absence, and the employee didn’t return on the date you were told they would return.  You wait a few days, and since the individual does not contact you, the employee is replaced.  Two weeks later, the individual returns looking for their job back, and you tell them because they didn’t return on the expected date, you hired a replacement.  The individual promptly files an unemployment claim and tells the state agency, you said (when the leave was approved) that they could return anytime.  The state would ask you to produce a record proving the date the person was to return.  The absence of which would result in unnecessary payment of unemployment benefits.

At the very least, a written Request for Leave of Absence should include:


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