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Sick Leave Policy for Employees and Family Members


[Company Name] recognizes that employees will need days off from work from time to time to address their medical needs.


Employees accrue sick leave as follows:

  • All regular full-time employees accrue sick leave from the date of hire, for a total of 10 days per year.

  • Regular part-time employees accrue sick leave from the date of hire, in a prorated amount using the full-time total of 10 days per year and the average number of hours the part-time employee works per week.

  • Sick leave may be accrued to a maximum of 120 hours.


Sick leave may be used in accordance with the following provisions:

  • Sick leave may not be used prior to accrual.

  • If sick leave is exhausted, annual leave will be used in its place.

  • Sick leave may be used for an employee's personal illness, well-care and medical and dental appointments. Sick leave also may be used for illness and well-care of a member of an employee's immediate family (including the employee’s spouse, children, mother and father).

  • If the employee is on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), paid sick leave or paid annual/vacation leave must be used initially as part of the FMLA leave.

  • An employee who has a sick leave absence in excess of three consecutive work days must present medical documentation for the absence.

  • If the employee is absent unexpectedly due to personal or a family member's illness, the employee should notify his or her supervisor or the director of human resources as soon as reasonably possible.

  • Employees are not paid for unused sick leave upon termination of employment.


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