Our Leave Policy

Learn about the leave types, the leave cycle, and how to apply for leaves.

Here is the list of holidays we follow and the paid time off.

We encourage you to take time off work. Let's face it: deadlines are a reality, and sometimes you will need to work extra hours. Talk to your manager and schedule some time off if you need it.

Leave cycle

The calendar year, i.e., starting 1st Jan to 31st December is what we use to track a leave cycle.

Leave Entitlement

Sick/ Casual Leave (SL/CL)

  1. You can avail of eight days of SL/CLs per year.

  2. During your first 90 days, we prioritize your well-being. If you need time off due to illness, paid sick leave is available.

Annual Leave (AL)

  1. You'll earn 8 days of AL each year, with 2 days available every quarter, as per the Maharashtra Shops & Establishment Act.

  2. Unused leave balances from each quarter carry over to the next, so you can plan your time off flexibly.

  3. You can carry forward your unused leave days for next year up to a maximum of 45 days.

  4. You also can encash your unused ALs.


  1. Once you hit your 90-day mark during your probation, you'll be eligible to take some well-deserved time off with annual leave.

  2. You can encash your unused ALs at the time of your exit.

Maternity Leave

As per the Maternity Benefit Act, eligible moms get paid leave and job protection (up to 26 weeks).


  1. You're eligible if you have worked for at least 80 days in the 12 months preceding your expected delivery date.

  2. You can avail 26 weeks of paid leave for the first two children and 12 weeks for subsequent children.

  3. You can take up to 8 weeks of this leave before your due date, allowing flexibility to prepare for childbirth.

  4. You're also eligible for 6 weeks of leave in case of miscarriage or medical termination of pregnancy.

  5. During the maternity leave, working for any other employer will terminate your employment with Wednesday.

  6. Upon availing of this leave, you will be exempted from the regular performance cycle.

  7. Try and give your team as much advance notice as possible.

Guidelines on how to apply for leaves

Making sure your leave requests are smooth and efficient:

  1. Submit your requests through the HRMS.

  2. Let your manager/team know. This will allow them to support you during your absence, ensuring a smoother workflow for everyone. Aim to inform them 1-2 weeks before your planned leave.

  3. Remember to drop an email to hr@wednesday.is for your leave request.


  • If any employee is out of leaves it will be considered unpaid.

  • When working from home if deliverables are not met the manager can mark you for half the day. This will however be communicated with you.

  • Any planned leave will not be permitted during the notice period or during probation.

  • Unused leaves (apart from annual leave) will not be encashed or forwarded to the next cycle.

Note: The above policies are only applicable to full-time employees. Interns are allowed sick leaves only.

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