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Nebraska Leave Laws

Catastrophic Leave For Serious Illness or Injury

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What Is Catastrophic Leave?

If you experience a "catastrophic event," you may request catastrophic leave donations.

A "catastrophic event" is defined as a serious illness or injury resulting in an absence of at least 30 work days during a six-month period.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible to request catastrophic leave, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. You are suffering from a serious illness or injury resulting in an absence of at least 30 days during the past 6 months.
  2. You have produced satisfactory medical proof.
  3. You have completed a probationary period.
  4. You have exhausted all other earned paid time (including compensatory , sick, and vacation leave).
  5. You have not offered anything of value in exchange for the leave donation (in other words, you have not bribed someone to donate leave).

How Much Leave Can I Receive?

You may not receive more than 1,200 hours of donated leave during any 12-month period.

Is Catastrophic Leave Paid Leave?


How Do I Request Leave?

You must submit a written request for catastrophic leave donations to your Human Resources office. (You can usually find request forms at your Human Resources office or on the State Personnel website). Your request for leave must be approved before you solicit leave donations.

Who Can Donate Leave?

An employee within your agency may donate their accrued vacation leave. Donor employees must donate vacation leave in no less than four hour increments. Donor employees must retain at least 40 hours of vacation leave for their own use.

How Is Donated Leave Calculated?

The amount of leave donated is converted to a dollar value (based on the donor employee's hourly salary) and then converted to hours (based on your hourly salary). For example, if the donor's salary is $6/hr and yours is $12/hr, and the donor donates 4 hours, then you will receive 2 hours of leave (because $6 x 4hrs = $24 and your salary is $12, so $24/$12 = 2hrs).

Researched and written by:

Lisa Gerson, Esq. McDermott Will & Emery LLP New York, NY

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