How Does an Employee Request Paid Sick Leave?
Employees can use two methods to notify the TemPositions personal representative that they will be out sick and request a paid sick leave:
- If they are able to provide advance notice that they will be out sick, they will submit an online “Paid Sick Leave Request” form in the Employee Web Access (EWA) system at least (7) seven days prior to the date of the sick leave, if possible, or as soon as practicable, if not.
- If they awaken one morning and are not feeling well enough to go to work or one of their family members are ill, they must call their TemPositions personal representative at least (2) two hours prior to the start of their shift, unless there are extenuating circumstances. The personal representative will then record their absence in Intellistaff by entering a “flag” into the system. After they have flagged the absence in the system the employee will receive an email alerting them that they will need to complete a “Paid Sick Leave Request” form in the Employee Web Access (EWA) system.
Please note that calling out sick does not automatically mean that the sick day will be flagged, you must actually inform the personal representative that you would like to use a sick day.
The Paid Sick Leave Act provides that employees have to provide notice as soon as practicable, which we have defined as at least two (2) hours before their shift, unless there is extenuating circumstances. Such extenuating circumstances are rare and include being in an ambulance, being in an emergency room, being injured on the way to work etc. So, it is going to be an unusual occurrence that a back date sick leave request will be approved