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Witness Leave

Witness Leave - Pay & Benefits, Time Off, Leave of Absence


Employees may take time off without loss of pay during regularly scheduled hours of work when subpoenaed as a witness in a manner directly related to their work duties. If the witness time exceeds regularly scheduled hours of work, non-exempt employees may be eligible for overtime. 

When not called for actual testimony, but instead on call, the employee shall report to work unless authorized otherwise by his/her supervisor. Employees needing time off for witness leave must provide advance notice to their supervisor and provide a copy of the subpoena.

If an employee is subpoenaed as a witness in a matter not directly related to their work duties, the employee must use paid time off or, if none is available, take the time off without pay.


UW Health Time Off Policy 9.40