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leave of absence

a period of time away from one's job, with the employer's permission. Mr. Takaguchi is on leave of absence because he is going back to school. His leave of absence is expected to end next month.
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leave of ˈabsence

(formal) permission to be away from work for a particular period of time: Several of my colleagues have had leave of absence to go on training courses.
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They were informed that their students' visas and the visas of their dependents have been retained due to issues regarding their authorized leaves of absence.
A plan must include a description of the rules for certification of student status for coverage under a group health plan requiring continued coverage during medically necessary leaves of absence in a language that is understandable to the typical plan participant.
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Employers should explore alternatives to layoffs, such as granting leaves of absence to employees.
72(p)-1, Q&A-9(b), clarifies that loan repayments can be suspended for periods of longer than one year for leaves of absence for military service.
A closer estimate of teachers the district expects to lose through attrition - retirements or leaves of absence - allowed the move, said school board member Trish Burnett.