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Leave

To give or dispose of by will. Willful departure with intent to remain away. Permission or authorization to do something.

Leave of court is permission from the judge to take some action in a lawsuit that requires an absence or delay. An attorney might request a leave of court in order to file an amended Pleading, a formal declaration of a claim, or a defense.

Cross-references

Desertion.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Large companies tend to manage volunteerism programs with formal policies and to steer employees to use their paid time off to volunteer with socially acceptable causes (Basil et al., 2011).
While paid time off is not required under state and federal laws, the reality is that it is offered by most employers, and its terms and conditions are completely within their control.
Eugene last year joined Portland as one of seven cities in the nation to require employers to provide paid time off when workers are sick or when they stay home to take care of ill children.
Despite the down economy, more than one tenth of all employees who receive vacation time from their employer would prefer more time off over a higher salary or a promotion and one sixth would forgo a compensation bonus in exchange for more paid time off.
"We are introducing this paid time off for the first time in the private sector to ensure fairness and that women, regardless of their place of work, are being given the same treatment."
A paid time off (PTO) policy is not without disadvantages.
High-wage jobs often provide the kinds of benefits that workers with families need, such as the flexibility to take an hour to take the children to the dentist and then make it up later, or paid time off for maternity and paternity leave.
34), the following sentence under the subhead "Overtime" should have read, "Payments that an employer does not need to factor into the calculation of regular rate include paid leave, pay for unworked time (such as holidays, vacation, sick leave, paid time off), voluntary premium payments (e.g., time and one-half for work after eight hours or on a holiday), on-call pay, callback pay, reporting or show-up pay, idle time pay, awards, gifts, most discretionary bonuses, referral bonuses, benefit payments, and expense reimbursements."
A 1999 federal law provides 30 days of paid medical leave to federal employees who donate organs; state employees in Wisconsin and Maryland receive the same amount of paid time off.
Bosses at one of the North East's biggest companies have defended their decision not to give smokers paid time off to kick the habit.
Independent music teachers rarely include paid time off for personal enrichment; schedule a week to attend a conference or workshop.
In addition, we have an inconsistent policy in terms of paid time off to our employees who go on extended leave for three or more weeks.