How do you ask your employer for additional time off?

Most employers are pretty good about this, but the odd one will see "business as business" and may expect you to take this time without pay, or not give you the extra time off at all. If it's labor related (you are not well, are going into hospital, having treatments of any sort or a death in the family time-off varies from State-to-State.) The best thing to do is ask your employer straight out and be sure you give the real reason why you need the extra time off. Good luck