Maine Earned Paid Leave (EPL). Manpower associates accrue 1 hour of Earned Paid Leave for every 40 hours worked, up to 40 hours in a calendar year. • You can use EPL in 1-hour increments after a waiting period of 120 days from your start date. • Your EPL will be paid at your base rate of pay. • You may use up to 40 hours of EPL in a calendar year. • You must be working on an active assignment to use EPL. • You may carry over up to 40 hours of EPL from one calendar year to the next calendar year. • EPL can be used for planned time away, for illness, or for sudden necessity. - If EPL is used for illness or sudden necessity, you must notify Manpower AND your supervisor at your worksite as soon as possible. - If EPL is for planned time away, you must request the time off by completing the EPL form at ManpowerMaine.com at least 2 weeks prior to the planned time away. • If you have unused Earned Paid Leave available at the end of your assignment, the balance will be available to you if you return to work for Manpower within one year. You will lose your unused Earned Paid Leave if you do not return to work for Manpower within one year.