family leave


: a usually unpaid leave of absence for an employee to attend to family concerns (such as a serious illness or the care of an infant)

Examples of family leave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shaking off the ‘ex-prisoner’ label The convict recruits will be allowed the same family leave as other soldiers and will be entitled to the same salary but won’t receive the annual leave that is standard for other troops, according to the law. Daria Tarasova-Markina, CNN, 13 June 2024 Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie will lead NBC New's special coverage and analysis with Kristen Welker, back from family leave. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 23 June 2024 And in the Golden State, paid family leave only provides partial wages. Grace Hase, The Mercury News, 16 June 2024 Case studies of buyouts show that individual considerations play only a limited role in whether a family leaves or stays. Jen Schwartz, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2018 See all Example Sentences for family leave 

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of family leave was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Family leave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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