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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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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.
Continental Airlines has already reduce its number of flight attendants through company-offered leaves of absence, The Associated Press reported.
LEAVES OF ABSENCE: The RAB will encourage Employers to cooperate in granting leaves of absence for Union business.
There is nothing in the Book of Forms that speaks about leaves of absence from the session.