• What is an emergency leave policy


An emergency leave policy is set up to allow all or a certain group of employees to be able to submit emergency leave requests. An emergency leave policy typically comes attached to an annual leave policy.




  • To set up an emergency leave policy attached to an annual leave policy:


  1. On your admin dashboard, head to the left panel.

  2. Click Leaves > Policies.

  3. Click Create Leave Policy.

  4. Select Annual Leave .

  5. Click Create Policy.

  6. Fill in the required fields. 

  7. Tick the Emergency Leave box under Advanced Settings. This will allow employees to apply for an emergency leave. 

  8. Confirm by clicking Confirm. 

  9. Click Leaves > Policies. An emergency leave policy should automatically be created.

  10. On the right of the policy, under Status, slide ON.  

  11. Confirm by clicking OK to activate the policy. This will allow employees to view and submit a leave request for this policy.


  • To edit an emergency leave policy:


  1. On your admin dashboard, head to the left panel.

  2. Click Leaves > Policies.

  3. Search for the required policy.

  4. Click Edit.

  5. Edit the required fields. For specific details, refer to the paragraphs below

  6. Scroll down. Confirm by clicking Confirm.



  • What to fill in 


Section 1: Policy Information


  1. Edit leave policy name for internal purposes. For example, Emergency Leave for Contract Staff.

  2. Edit the display name. This is what employees will see. For example, Emergency Leave.

  3. Link this emergency leave policy to a selected annual leave policy. You can only link ONE emergency leave policy to ONE annual leave policy.



Section 2: Limit


  1. Select No, if employees are allowed to take as many emergency leaves as they want.

  2. Select Yes, if there is a limit to the number of emergency leaves an employee can take. Enter the number of days an employee is allowed to take in a year and select ALL or a specific group of employees that are entitled to this emergency leave policy. 



Section 3: Approval Routing


  1. Select Yes, if you would like to use the default approval routing as set in Leaves > Settings.
  2. Select No, to set specific approval routings. 
  3. Click Add Approval Routing
  4. Choose Group, Select Approval Routing
  5. Click Confirm
  6. Repeat this step to add multiple groups of employees.