The letter is a documented request to the employer for vacation, regardless of whether or not prior verbal consent has been given.
An employee, willing to request the employer for vacation time off work, can use this letter. Using this letter, the employee can submit a formal vacation request in writing. Although there are cases where the employer allows verbal requests, we recommend that you document the applications. This way, you will avoid any disputes in the future by having appropriate evidence.
This letter is the equivalent to the original request to the employer or is a follow-up to the oral request. The letter covers a variety of circumstances in order to arrange a vacation: whether the employee has already taken a holiday before and whether his request for time off may be inside or outside the bounds of company policy.
You fill out a form. The document is created before your eyes as you respond to the questions.
At the end, you receive it in Word and PDF formats. You can modify it and reuse it.
The letter is a documented request to the employer for vacation, regardless of whether or not prior verbal consent has been given. It is an excellent way of securing the verbal permission received from the employer. Note that regardless of the particular company policy, the written formal request can save you a lot of time and prevent future disputes.
Once completed, we recommend to print, sign, and hand to a supervisor this document. Also, you can download this document and attach it to an email.
The Fair Labor Standards Act covers the labor laws in the US. However, individual vacation and time-off policies will be specific to each employer, and may not be covered by any state or federal law.