How long can an employee request to be off work for parental leave?
Employees are entitled to request six months of parental leave for the purposes specified WAC 357-31-460
. Employers may only deny requests for that portion of the parental leave that exceeds the provisions of WAC 357-31-525
. The only basis for denial is operational necessity. Employers may approve requests for more than six months of parental leave.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06
RCW. WSR 05-08-140, § 357-31-475, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]