You can track and manage EOR and contractor time off requests on the Deel platform. You will receive a notification each time an employee submits a time-off request.
Local rules for PTO and other leaves vary by jurisdiction.
Deel offers a two-way time off sync between the Engage time off (OOO) plugin and the time off service on the the Deel platform. OOO requests and working schedule adjustments can be made either on Deel or via the plugin for a seamless experience. Contact us to learn more.
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Different Leave Types
There are three different types of leave on the Deel platform.
Vacation is your employee’s annual paid time off (PTO) allocation. This leave type will deduct days from their annual PTO balance.
Sick Leave is used when illness renders your employee unable to work. Rules regarding documentation and full or partial payment of wages while on sick leave vary by jurisdiction.
Other leave covers all other types of paid and unpaid leave, including maternity and parental leaves, life-events, and civic duties.
Important: The available leave types vary by country and are configured to match the local laws of each country.
How to Review Time-off Requests
Time-off requests will appear in your homepage on the Deel platform.
✅ Step 1 – Click on Review in Tasks
You can find the pending time off requests under your Tasks section in your Homepage.
✅ Step 2 – Select a request to review
The details of the request will appear in the time-off card, including information about the description, as well as employees total vacation days balance and how many days they’ve already used.
✅ Step 3 –Approve or Deny the request
You will be asked to confirm your approval or rejection of the employee’s request. Employees will be notified of the status of their leave request.
How to Track Employees' Time-off Requests and History:
You can easily track employees’ previous and current time-off requests in the Time Off tab.
✅ Step 1 – From the People tab, click on the employee whose record you would like to view.
✅ Step 2 – Click on the Time Off tab.
After selecting an employee you can simply navigate to Time off tab in their profile overview page.
Here, you can review, approve or deny pending requests and review details of the employee’s leave history.
How to Mass-Approve Time-off Requests:
You can quickly and easily approve all of your employees’ time-off requests at once.
✅ Step 1 – Click Review to see all of your requests.
✅ Step 2 – Check the box to select all of the requests, then select Approve all.
You’ll be asked to confirm your approvals. Once completed the system will send a notification to the employees.
[ACCORDION] How do I see an employee's vacation history?
You can review an employee’s time off history, as well as current requests and scheduled time off, in the Time Off tab. First, select the employee whose time off you would like to review, then click on the Time Off tab.
You can also see who is on their scheduled time off by selecting the People Tab on your Homepage. The employee's scheduled time off will be displayed below their names in the People list.
[ACCORDION] Can I mass approve all pending OOO requests?
Yes, by clicking into the requests from your homepage, you can select the checkbox at the top of your requests list and approve all.
[ACCORDION] Will my employee know when I approve or deny a request?
Yes, the employee will be informed immediately when you approve or deny a time-off request.
[ACCORDION] Can I add a note when I deny a request?
Yes, you can add an optional reason for denial when you deny a time-off request.
[ACCORDION] What if my employee requests more than their time off allowance?
Depending on how country policies are configured the employee may be able to request more than their PTO allowance. Both the client and the employee will have visibility of their balance and the client can choose how to proceed.
[ACCORDION] Can I pay employees even during an unpaid leave?
In some jurisdictions you may be able to offer more generous leave, including full or partial payment during statutory unpaid leave. Please contact us for more information.
Due to local rules, these requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.