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Other Leaves: Pennsylvania

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Christin Choi, Fisher Phillips


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Pennsylvania. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Pennsylvania does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • An employer covered under the federal FMLA must provide eligible employees with leave for organ or tissue donation. See Bone Marrow, Organ and Tissue Donor Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate an employee who attends court because the employee is a victim of a crime. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • An employer must allow an employee to take leave to serve as a juror. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • Pennsylvania law does not require that an employer provide an employee with time off to vote. See Voting Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate or discipline certain employees who respond in the line of duty to a call, prior to the time they report to work. See Emergency Responder Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate an employee because an employee takes military leave. See Military Leave.
  • Localities including Allegheny County, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have requirements pertaining to other leaves. See Local Requirements.