Leaves of absence / other time off

Sometimes you need to be away from work for an extended period—to welcome a new family member, to take care of yourself or a loved one, or to take care of life. Autodesk has your back by offering several types of leave.

Taking a leave of absence

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Get your questions answered. Leaves can be complicated, but you don’t have to figure things out on your own. The experts at The Larkin Company, our leave administrator, are available to explain how everything works.
 
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Plan ahead, when possible. Talk with your manager and discuss your need for time away well in advance of your absence.
 
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Apply for leave. Get approval from your manager, when applicable. Then contact The Larkin Company to initiate your leave of absence.
 

The Larkin Company can be reached at 1-866-923-3336 or via email.

Leaves of absence

Below you’ll find a brief overview of the most frequently requested leaves offered by Autodesk. For full details about eligibility, pay while on leave, and other types of leave available to you, review the leave of absence policy.

Medical leave

Who it’s for: If you’re tending to your own health condition that requires seven or more consecutive days of time off, or requires you to have multiple absences throughout the year, you can take a medical leave. You’ll need to provide a doctor’s certification. To be eligible, you must be an employee or intern scheduled to work at least 20 hours a week.

How much time you can take: You may take up to 12 months of medical leave in an 18-month period. You may take this leave intermittently or on a reduced work schedule if your doctor certifies it’s medically necessary and the time off can be reasonably accommodated.

Pay and benefits: You’re paid at 100% of your base salary during the first 90 days. After that, you’re eligible to apply for pay through your long-term disability plan. Your benefits continue at your normal cost during medical leave.

How to apply: Contact our leave administrator, The Larkin Company, by calling 1-866-923-3336 or sending them an email. The Larkin Company will provide you with any necessary forms to determine if you’re eligible for your requested leave. They’ll also send approval to the Autodesk benefits team to have your leave entered into Workday.

Maternity (pregnancy disability) leave

Who it’s for: If you’re pregnant, you can take time off, as directed by your doctor. To be eligible, you must be an employee or intern scheduled to work at least 20 hours a week, and your doctor must certify that you’re disabled due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

How much time you can take: You can take a leave for the period your doctor certifies you’re disabled, for up to 12 months total. You may take the leave intermittently or on a reduced-work schedule if your doctor certifies it’s medically advisable.

You may combine maternity leave and parental leave to extend your time away.

Pay and benefits: You’re paid at 100% of your base salary during the first 90 days. After that, you’re eligible to apply for pay through your long-term disability plan. Your benefits continue at your normal cost during maternity leave.

How to apply: Contact our leave administrator, The Larkin Company, by calling 1-866-923-3336 or sending them an email. The Larkin Company will provide you with any necessary forms to determine if you’re eligible for your requested leave. They’ll also send approval to the Autodesk benefits team to have your leave entered into Workday.

Parental leave

Who it’s for: If you’ve recently become a new parent, you can take time off after your child's birth, adoption, or foster care placement. To be eligible, you must be an employee or intern scheduled to work at least 20 hours a week.

How much time you can take: You may take up to 12 weeks (six weeks paid) of parental leave. The leave may be taken intermittently, a minimum of one week at a time. The leave must be taken within one year following the birth, foster care placement, or adoption of the child.

New birth moms may combine maternity leave and parental leave to extend their time away. 

Pay and benefits: The leave is paid at 100% for up to six weeks. You must become the child’s parent or have a child placed in your care for adoption or foster care while you’re an Autodesk employee to receive pay. Your benefits continue at your normal cost during parental leave.

How to apply: Contact our leave administrator, The Larkin Company, by calling 1-866-923-3336 or sending them an email. The Larkin Company will provide you with any necessary forms to determine if you’re eligible for your requested leave. They’ll also send approval to the Autodesk benefits team to have your leave entered into Workday.

Family leave

Who it’s for: If you’re tending to a family member’s (spouse, domestic partner, parent, or child) serious health condition, you can take a family leave. To be eligible, you must be an employee or intern scheduled to work at least 20 hours a week. You’ll need to provide documentation that the requested time off is for a qualifying purpose.

How much time you can take: You may take up to 12 weeks of family leave during a 12-month period. You may take this leave intermittently or on a reduced-work-schedule basis, if the doctor determines it’s medically necessary.

Pay and benefits: The first two weeks are paid at 100%. Your benefits continue at your normal cost during family leave.

How to apply: Contact our leave administrator, The Larkin Company, by calling 1-866-923-3336 or sending them an email. The Larkin Company will provide you with any necessary forms to determine if you’re eligible for your requested leave. They’ll also send approval to the Autodesk benefits team to have your leave entered into Workday.

Military leave

Who it’s for: If you’re in the US military, you can take time off for training or duty.

How much time you can take: You may receive military leave for the time period you’re required to serve, including active or inactive duty or training, as required by law.

Pay and benefits: If you’re on short-term military leave, you’ll be paid your full base salary for up to 10 work days per calendar year while you’re in reserve inactive-duty training.

If you’re on active-duty military leave, you’ll be paid the difference between your base salary at the time the leave begins (plus, if you’re a sales employee, 80% of target compensation for the fiscal year) and your military pay for up to 180 calendar days. Your benefits continue at your normal cost during military leave.

How to apply: Contact our leave administrator, The Larkin Company, by calling 1-866-923-3336 or sending them an email. The Larkin Company will provide you with any necessary forms to determine if you’re eligible for your requested leave. They’ll also send approval to the Autodesk benefits team to have your leave entered into Workday.

Personal leave

Who it’s for: If you need time off for personal reasons and are not eligible for time off under any other leave policy, you may be granted a personal leave. You must be an eligible employee, scheduled to work at least 20 hours a week, need more than 21 consecutive calendar days off for personal reasons, have no paid time off available to you, be ineligible for time off under any other leave policy, and get your manager’s approval.

How much time you can take: The minimum amount of time you can take is 22 consecutive calendar days. Your manager may grant up to six months of personal leave. If more than six months is necessary, the leave must be approved by your manager and vice president and may not exceed one year. The leave must be taken continuously.

Pay and benefits: The leave is unpaid. If you wish to continue your benefits, you must pay the full cost.

How to apply: First, obtain your manager’s approval. Then, contact our leave administrator, The Larkin Company, by calling 1-866-923-3336 or sending them an email. The Larkin Company will provide you with any necessary forms to document approval of your requested leave. They’ll also send a notice to the Autodesk benefits team to have your leave entered into Workday.

Other time off

Sick time

Who it’s for: If you need time off to tend to your own or a family member’s minor health condition, you can take paid sick time. If you need to take off more than seven consecutive days, or you need time off to tend to a serious health condition, you should explore other leave-of-absence options. You can also use sick time for a doctor’s appointment or for matters related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

How much time you can take: Although there’s no official limit to the amount of time you can take, you must use it responsibly, only when eligible, and in the event there is not a more applicable form of leave available to you. If you need more than seven consecutive days off for your own medical condition, see the medical leave information above. If you need more than 10 days off per year to care for a family member’s condition, see the family leave information above.

Pay: Sick time is paid at 100%.

How to take it: If you’re an hourly employee, you must enter your time in Workday.

Bereavement

Who it’s for: If you’ve experienced the death of an immediate family member, you’re eligible to take bereavement leave. With your manager’s okay, you may use the time following the death of someone else close to you.

How much time you can take: You may take up to five work days of leave, or up to 10 days with manager approval, providing as much notice to your manager as possible.

Pay: Bereavement leave is paid at 100%.

How to take it: You must enter your time in Workday.

Jury duty

Who it’s for: If you’re summoned for jury or witness duty, you can take time off.

How much time you can take: You’ll be granted time off for the duration of the required jury service.

Pay: The leave is paid at 100%.

How to take it: You must enter your time in Workday.

Hardship leave

Who it’s for: If you need time off for your own or an immediate family member’s extreme hardship, you can take hardship leave.

How much time you can take: With your manager’s approval, you may take up to three business days of leave. Up to two weeks of hardship leave may be approved for specific situations, such as natural or personal disasters. This should not be taken on a frequent basis.

Pay: Hardship leave is paid at 100%.

How to take it: You must enter your time in Workday.

For detailed information, review the leave of absence policy.

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