Leaves of Absence

Leaves of Absence

Updated 12.13.2022

Leaves of Absence (LOA)

Any employee who is out of work for more than five (5) days for a personal medical issue, or a medical issue for a family member, must have a Leave of Absence (LOA) request form sent in. Legally Mister Car Wash must provide certain information to them within an appropriate timeframe. A LOA request should also be sent in for any employee who is requesting an extended time off for a personal leave.  It is important that all leave time is reporting in a timely manner. Time taken off as a leave, but not reported can later affect benefit eligibility. 

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family Medical Leave Act – The Family and Medical Leave Act is legislation, guaranteeing employees job security while they take necessary time away from work. FMLA leave is not intended for people who want a vacation and can’t be used as such. FMLA provides employees with the right to take time away from work to deal with medical issues for themselves or a family member for up to twelve (12) weeks. FMLA is unpaid and only applies to job and position protection when an employee takes time off for an approved reason.

Paid Parental Leave 

In support of our commitment to be a family-friendly employer, Mister Car Wash offers eligible team members up to 6 weeks of paid parental leave incrementally over a 12-month period. For example, you might take three full weeks off immediately after the birth of a child and then decide when or if you want to use the rest. 

                                                             Leaves of Absences
When should I request family medical leave? Request family medical leave when you become aware that one or more qualifying events will require you to be absent from work for more than 3 consecutive calendar days.
When do employees become eligible for family medical leave? You must have worked for Mister Car Wash for 12 months and for at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding the leave.
What is a qualifying event? Your serious health condition (continuous/intermittent) Qualifying family member’s serious health condition. Qualifying family member’s military leave. Bonding with a newborn, foster, or birth/adoption of a child
Who are qualifying family members? Spouse, parent, son/daughter (including foster or adopted). Next of kin, parent, son or daughter of a covered service member.
Can I receive short-term disability while on family medical leave? Family medical leave will run concurrently (at the same time) with any applicable paid benefit (e.g., short-term disability, worker’s compensation, etc.) The claims manger assigned to your case will help explain how this works. There is a two (2) week waiting period, and STD coverage begins on day fifteen. STD covers 60% of an employees full-time base salary. Commissions and bonuses are not included. There is a max benefit of eleven (11) weeks paid.
How do I request a leave of absence? Family Medical Leave: Call Lincoln Financial at 1-877-321-1034 or click here to visit the Lincoln portal. First time user registration code: Mister if requesting a leave for medical reasons.

Paid Parental Leave: Submit a request through Dayforce (similar to PTO) each time you would like to use parental leave hours (either intermittently in 1-day increments or consecutively)

Click here to watch a short video on submitting your leave of absence through the Lincoln portal. 

Click here to see step by step guide. 



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