Types of Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that grants an eligible employee up to 12 weeks/480 hours of unpaid, job and benefit protected leave in a calendar year

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) recognizes that supporting our employees’ needs to balance career and family life benefits employees and their families, as well as Berkeley Lab. Leave under this policy provides an eligible parent with approved paid leave to care for and bond with a newborn or a newly adopted child. This Paid Parental Leave policy serves as an addition to paid leave already provided by Berkeley Lab’s existing Sick Leave and Vacation policies.

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), an employee may take up to 12 weeks/480 hours of leave for the birth of a child and/or to care for a newborn child.

An employee who is expecting a baby or an employee who is adopting or fostering a child may be eligible to take up to 12 weeks/480 hours of protected leave (FMLA/CFRA runs concurrently) for bonding and newborn care purposes within 12 months of the birth or placement of the child.

Berkeley Lab provides paid sick leave to continue the salary of eligible employees who are absent from work because of their own illness or injury; for medical appointments; for parental bonding; for family illness; or while on specified Administrative and California Leaves as outlined within the Sick Leave Policy or other related policies.

Eligible employees whose spouse, son, daughter or parent is on covered active duty or called to covered active duty status may use their 12-week leave entitlement to address certain qualifying exigencies