For you to be at your peak both physically and mentally, it’s important to maintain a proper work/life balance. Parexel understands this and provides a generous time-off program for all employees, whether you’re full-time, part-time, intermittent, or Parexel temporary, including interns. (Contingent workers and agency temps are not eligible.)


Routine Time Off

Parexel provides time off policies that allow you to determine for yourself (consistent with the demand and responsibilities of your job) how much time to take off from work.

Routine Time Off is available for eligible employees. The RTO policy provides you the flexibility to take time off as you see fit without having to worry about how many hours you’ve accrued or balances.

For more information, review the routine time off policy.


Leaves of absence

Family leave

Sometimes you need to take an extended period away from work to care for a new baby or family member or to recover from an illness. Through the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you may be eligible to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.

Qualifying situations include:

  • Your own serious health condition that makes you unable to perform the functions of your job (runs concurrently with short-term disability (STD).
  • A serious health condition of your child, spouse, or parent that requires you to care for that family member.
  • The birth of a child that requires you to take time off to care for the child (six or eight weeks depending on vaginal or Cesarean childbirth; will run concurrently with STD).
  • The placement of a child with you for adoption or foster care.
  • Covered military family leave.

Family leave eligibility

To be eligible for Family and Medical Leave:

  • You must have worked for the company for at least 12 months and at least 1,250 hours during the year preceding the start of the leave.
  • There must be at least 50 company employees within 75 miles of your work site.

Sick Leave

Parexel's sick leave program allows you to take time for self-care and healing for your own illness or injury or for the care of a sick or covered family member. The annual sick leave entitlement to a maximum of 60 hours per year, based on your weekly scheduled hours.

Personal leave

You may be eligible to take an unpaid leave of absence for a nonmedical matter, including family matters not covered under the Family and Medical Leave.

Maternity Leave

Following the birth of a child, this benefit provides up to 6 weeks of paid leave at 100% and 60% for 4 weeks. Benefit coordinates with STD and any state entitlements.

Parental Leave

Provides up to 2 weeks of paid leave for parental bonding/care leave for birth and non-birth parents.

Military leave

To support your service to your country, you may be eligible for an approved leave of absence consistent with the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

For more information about leaves of absences, contact usemployeebenefits@parexel.com.

Planning a Leave of Absence

There are a lot of moving parts to planning a leave of absence. Parexel provides a confidential, self-service leave planning tool, called LeaveLogic, that helps you design and navigate all the information you need to successfully plan your leave. Whether you’re actively planning time off or just looking to understand your options, LeaveLogic is your one-stop-shop.

LeaveLogic consolidates benefits information, leave legislation, and required/recommended tasks for your leave in a customized plan with helpful features, including timelines and action tasks to guide you one step at a time. Once you are happy with your leave plan, you can instantly submit your claim to Unum.

To get started today, go to https://Parexel.leavelogic.com/.

  1. Click ‘Sign Up'
  2. Enter your information and click ‘Register'
  3. Check your inbox for a confirmation email from LeaveLogic and click ‘Confirm’
  4. Re-enter your email and password to ‘Log in’ and Create your personalized leave plan

If you have any questions while using the application, LeaveLogic has a Customer Success Team ready to help you every step of the way.