Each year, U.S. employees are absent from work for a combined total of 500 million days. To put that number into perspective, imagine each missed day as a single second. Half a billion seconds would still add up to more than 15 years!
Compliance is often the greatest challenge when administering your company's leave policy. Employees are entitled to time off in certain circumstances, such as family emergencies, jury duty, military service, or dealing with a medical issue. But the leave laws that grant these rights are a complex mish-mash of local, state, and federal legislation.