Personal Leave Law and Legal Definition

Personal leave is an absence from the workplace for a specific period of time due to reasons not covered by other leave options (such as vacation, maternity, jury duty or bereavement). It is in each employer's discretion to establish their own personal leave policy.

Personal leave periods are usually not counted as service for certain benefits such as holidays, vacation, and sick leave. The effect of a personal leave on retirement plans and on insured benefits, e.g., health, life, and disability insurance, depends on the employer's benefit policies and retirement system regulations.