family leave

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of 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)

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First Known Use of family leave

1968


FAMILY LEAVE Defined for English Language Learners

family leave

noun

Definition of family leave for English Language Learners

  • : a period of time when an employee has permission to be away from a job in order to deal with family matters (such as caring for a baby or a sick family member)


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