Paid Leave

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, we offer the following paid leave benefits:

Holiday Pay — Full-time associates are compensated for observed holidays.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Vacation — Choice provides all full-time associates time off with pay based on your length of service with the company.

Personal Leave — Each year full-time associates are eligible for three paid personal leave on a pro-rata basis.

Sick Leave — Choice Hotels provides 8 days of sick leave per year for full-time associates unable to work due to illness or injury.

Converting Sick Time to Vacation Time — Associates can choose to convert extra sick time at 2:1 ratio up to 64 hours of sick time. This gives a choice associate the opportunity to receive up to an extra 4 days of vacation time.

Volunteer Release Leave — Choice is committed to its role as a good corporate citizen and believes that providing paid leave time for volunteerism fosters a sense of community spirit and involvement among associates, also that such involvement is beneficial to the associate, the community, and Choice.

Jury and Witness Duty — Choice offers up to ten days (in a twelve month period) paid time off to serve Jury Duty or Witness Duty to all full-time associates with more than 90 days of active service.

Bereavement Pay — Choice provides full-time associates with paid time off in the event of a death of an immediate family member.

Parental Leave — Up to 4 weeks leave for paternal, adoptive, and domestic partner parents at full pay, to be taken within the first six months after birth to bond with a new child.

Up to 12 weeks leave for new mothers at full pay, inclusive of approved short-term disability benefits.

Up to 4 weeks return to work transition time for the primary caregiver, providing full pay for a reduced work schedule.

Caregiver Leave — 4 weeks of intermittent paid leave per year for employees who are taking care of eligible family members, including child, spouse or parent.

Back-Up Care Support — Back-up care available in home or at a facility, includes care for children, specialized care for disabled children or adults, and elder care.