Sometimes an emergency will arise that requires an employee to miss work. When this occurs, the employee may not have any accumulated vacation time or comp time to use to cover the absence. Most employers do not mind allowing the employee some extra time to cope with these emergencies. To cover these occurrences, the employer can adopt a written policy that allows the employer to grant additional leave with pay to an employee. This leave should be called administrative leave since it is granted at the discretion of the employer. Some maximum amount of leave should be set for this type of leave, if it is used.