State Leaves

OD Comply: State Leaves  helps private employers tailor workplace policies and employment practices to comply with and administer a large variety of employee leaves in all 50 states.

State Leaves subscription includes:

  • Thorough summaries—searchable and customizable by state and by law—of the most common leave laws in each state, such as:
    • family and medical
    • sick time*
    • pregnancy disability
    • adoption and birth
    • court attendance
    • domestic/sexual violence
    • volunteer fire fighter duty
    • jury duty
    • military/civil air patrol
    • organ donation
    • school activity/visitation
    • voting
    • and many others

*Major Locality Coverage

  • Citations to statutes and applicable regulatory guidance
  • Legal updates and prompt notification of the inevitable changes in these state laws

The Problem

Many states have their own paid and unpaid leave requirements on a wide variety of issues, such as sick time, family and medical requirements, blood donation, court attendance, domestic/sexual violence, election duty, volunteer fire fighter duty, adoption and birth, pregnancy disability, jury duty, military/civil air patrol, organ donation, school activity/visitation, voting, and others.

These laws differ from state to state in both minor and substantial ways. Compounding the compliance challenge, more and more states and localities are enacting complex paid sick leave laws and paid family and medical leave laws that can require an overhaul of existing employer policies. For companies with employees in multiple states throughout the country, it is becoming more and more burdensome to keep track of and comply with these varied and ever-changing state leave requirements.

The Solution

OD Comply: State Leaves—our flat-fee, subscription-based service—provides an up-to-date compilation of state leave requirements and a concise guide to legal compliance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. OD Comply will describe the nuances of the applicable leave requirements and explain what private employers need to do to avoid liability and maintain compliance. During the 12-month subscription period, subscribers will receive legal updates on new leave requirements from across the country as well as practical advice on how these requirements affect their business.

For questions or other details about the State Leaves subscription or about state leave laws in general, please use the links at the top of this page or contact the Ogletree Deakins State Leaves team at