The HR Dictionary

Child care leave

Leave of absence to provide care during a period of time immediately following a birth or adoption of a new child. Regulated in the US by the US Labor Law and The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) states that mothers who work for an organization with 50 or more workers are eligible to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year. As of October 1, 2020, the same policy has been expanded to include family members who are unwell and their caretakers, as well as partners who were directly involved in the birth of the child and are therefore in charge of the mother's care.

Advanced HR software can provide the capabilities required to manage such advanced leave rules or PTO rules that are unique to your organization. While some of the software provides pre-configured leave rules that you can use, other software provides you the ability to build customized PTO rules via specialized PTO management features.