When must an employer grant the use of vacation leave?
(1) An employee's request to use vacation leave must be approved under the following conditions:
(a) As a result of the employee's serious health condition.
(b) To care for a spouse, registered domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law, or grandparent of the employee who has a serious health condition or an emergency health condition.
(c) To care for a minor/dependent child with a health condition that requires treatment or supervision.
(d) For parental leave as provided in WAC 357-31-460
(e) If the employee or the employee's family member, as defined in chapter 357-01
WAC, is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking as defined in RCW 49.76.020
. An employer may require the request for leave under this section be supported by verification in accordance with WAC 357-31-730
(f) In accordance with WAC 357-31-373
, for an employee to be with a spouse or registered domestic partner who is a member of the armed forces of the United States, National Guard, or reserves after the military spouse or registered domestic partner has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty, before deployment, or when the military spouse or registered domestic partner is on leave from deployment.
(2) In accordance with the employer's leave policy, approval for the reasons listed in (1)(a) through (f) above may be subject to verification that the condition or circumstance exists.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06
RCW. WSR 09-17-057 and 09-18-112, § 357-31-200, filed 8/13/09 and 9/2/09, effective 12/3/09; WSR 09-03-013, § 357-31-200, filed 1/9/09, effective 2/13/09; WSR 08-15-043, § 357-31-200, filed 7/11/08, effective 10/1/08; WSR 05-08-137, § 357-31-200, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]