Leaves of Absence

Medical

Employees who need to take time off work due to a serious medical condition, illness or injury (including pregnancy) are allowed to take up to 12 fully paid weeks of leave. If additional time is required, you may be eligible to receive continued short term disability benefits through Samara’s disability insurance and/or government aid. Employees must provide a proper medical note detailing the reason for their required medical leave in order to have their leave approved.

Please refer to the policy for more details.

Parental Leaves

You’re bringing home a new addition. You probably want a little time to bond with your newest family member. All new parents are provided with 16 weeks paid parental leave to care for and bond with a new child. Birthing parents are provided with an additional 6 to 12 weeks of medical leave to prepare for and recover from childbirth and 16 weeks of paid parental leave to bond with their new child (22 to 28 total weeks of paid leave). That’s a whole lot of coochy-coo time.

Parental Leave (Bonding)

Non-birthing parents are eligible for up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave. You do not have to take all 16 weeks of parental leave at once. If you take your leave in multiple installments, each must be a minimum of two weeks. You have 12 months from the date of your child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement to use your parental leave.

Please refer to the policy for more details.

Medical Leave

Birthing parents are provided with an additional 6 to 12 weeks of paid medical leave to prepare for and recover from childbirth. If additional time is required, you may be eligible to receive continued short term disability benefits through Samara’s disability insurance and/or government aid. Employees must provide a proper medical note detailing the reason for their required medical leave in order to have their leave approved.

Please refer to the policy for more details.

Caretaker

Employees who need to take time off work to care for a seriously ill child, parent, parent-in-law (defined as the parent of a spouse or domestic partner), grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner are able to take up to 12 weeks of paid caretaker leave. Employees must provide a proper medical note detailing the reason for their required caretaker leave in order to have their leave approved. 

Please refer to the policy for more details.

Military Leave

Employees who serve in the uniformed services as required by USERRA and applicable state laws are eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid military leave. The uniformed services include the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service and any other category designated by the U.S. President in time of war or national emergency. The uniformed services also include participants in the National Disaster Medical System when activated to provide assistance in response to a public health emergency, to be present for a short period of time when there is a risk of a public health emergency, or when they are participants in authorized training.

Please refer to the policy for more details.

How to request a Leave of Absence

You must provide The Larkin Company with notice of your request for leave at least 30 days prior to the proposed start date of the leave (or if the leave was not foreseeable, as soon as possible) by contacting:

Email:  samsaraleaves@thelarkincompany.com

Phone: (650) 938-0933

Toll-Free: (866) 923-3336

Sales employees should also review the Samsara Sales Leave of Absence employee policy.

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