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Has anyone taken an unpaid leave on H1b without leaving the country? I am just really burnt out with work, kids and taking care of my wife who is recovering from a severe case of covid. Would love to not work for a month. She is on H4.

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Why take unpaid leave. You can take mix of compassionate leave, sick leve, personal and if permissible short term care giver /disability leave. I would definitely encourage leave but don't risk unpaid one. Not in this climate, unless your company still puts you under payroll somehow.

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He’s asking coz he wants to take a month break! Obv no one will use so many personal vacation.

Thanks SC1. I have actually taken a few leaves already. Just need a break, legal team suggested unpaid leave, so curious if anyone has taken it. I don’t completely trust the legal team coz they sometimes royally mess up, so any suggestions/anecdotes are welcome.

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I know people who have done that. 1 month is a long time. I think best bet would be to take 2 weeks (sick) and 2 weeks on unpaid. Is that something which is possible at your firm?

I did back in 2013 when working at Deloitte Audit. The reason was studying for my CPA, took the four weeks through Thanksgiving.

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Yes I’ve had friends did that before

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