What is the statutory minimum annual leave in the United States?
Federal and state laws in the U.S. do not require employers to offer employees vacation or paid time off (PTO).
What are the parental leave entitlements in the United States?
Federal law does not require employers to provide paid maternity or parental leave in the U.S. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employers with 50 or more employees must generally provide eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth of a child.
Please note that some states have also implemented family insurance programs and family leave. California, the District of Columbia (DC), Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington are the states that implemented family leave insurance programs. California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Washington also require paid family leave extending to fathers in particular.
What is the sick leave entitlement in the United States?
There is no federal requirement to provide paid sick time, but some states, cities, and localities require paid sick leave to be provided. Please please reach out to Velocity Global through your normal process, and we will provide you with more detailed information on sick leave entitlements in the U.S.
What other types of leave are there in the United States?
Many states and localities in the U.S. have paid leave laws that provide employees with job-protected time off. Time is accrued based on hours worked and the allowed use and total amount of time off varies based on the requirements of the paid leave ordinance.
The states of California (CA), Connecticut (CT), Colorado (CO), Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts (MA), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (NY), Oregon (OR), Rhode Island, Washington (WA), the District of Columbia, and the city and county of San Francisco have enacted paid family and medical leave programs.