Workplace Sick Leave Policy - How Does Yours Work?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kuntrygirl, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    For those of you who work at a job that has a sick leave policy, how does your sick leave policy work? How much sick leave do you accrue and how often? Does your sick leave policy indicate that once you reach a certain amount of sick leave accrual (example - 12 weeks) that you max out and not allowed to accrue until that amount is lessened through use of your sick leave. Can you carry over your sick leave at the end of the yeas? Do you lose your sick leave at the end of the year? Are you paid for your sick leave when you resign from your job?

    I'm just curious to hear how other sick leave policies work for those of you that work for companies that have sick leave policies and you get compensated for it or it's part of your benefits package.
  2. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    the company I work for has 17 days personal leave, going up to 27 days personal leave after 8 years. you can take it as vaccation or sick leave, stay home to care for sick family members or any other reason you like. it carries over up to 35 days, after 35 days accrued, it starts to fall off. you are paid for accrued days if you leave. you can take up to 5 days in advance of accrual after your probation period is passed. personal leave is accrued per hour worked. leave can be taken in hours (say for a Dr. apt) or days (say a day off).
  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Where I work:
    Sick leave is renewed on January first for the whole year. On Year one it is prorated to date of hire. On year two it is one week and grows a little each year after that until two weeks max is met.
    At the end of the year any unused sick leave is lost. If a person misses three days in a row there needs to be a doctors note in order to excuse the time and get paid for it.
    Upon termination or quitting no sick leave is paid out only unused vacation time gets paid.
    Vacation time is different.
    Must be scheduled thirty days in advance. Exceptions can be made for emergencies. IE death in the family, sick child etc.
    Is paid out at end of year if unused.
    Grows faster in additional years at the company.

    That is how ours works. I do know that it varies from company to company. At one job I had sick leave was paid out if unused. I have kids so never saw it though. [​IMG]
  4. MamaRoo

    MamaRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    A ferry ride away, WA
    Two weeks sick leave, accrues over time. After you've accumulated some number (240 hours?) you can opt to get paid for 1/4 th of anything you have over that. So if you have 340 hours at the end of the year, you can lose 100 hours by getting cash for 25 of them.
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Hubby don't get sick days off but he can have maturnity leave of one week with pay. After that no pay.

    I dont know how the sick leave policy for his work place but some said they don't get it at all. If you dont come back to work, you lost your job.
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We accrue 8 hours a month and it tops out at 360 hours, which we can then convert into service hours through our retirement plan. If someone is out for three days in row we require a doctors note, unless it is obvious that they are sick, like I was with the swine flu and couldn't even speak for 8 days. Or like when my co-worker was in the hospital for week.
  7. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    I work 12 hour shifts so everything I say day, I mean 12 hours of work time.

    I get 18 days of personnal leave a year, that is sick leave, vacation, family illness leave.

    Any sick time is taken from those 18 days, after being "sick" for a continuous 36 hours, I go off salary and on to short term dissability 2/3rds pay. If on the first day of illness I am hospitalised I go directly to short term with out using up leave days. If I am scheduled off to have surgery or a medical proceedure I go directly to short term. Short term dissability last for a period of 26 weeks uninterupted, if I do not return to work or I can not return to work, I go to long term dissability, 2/3rds pay, no company benifits other than health insurance. Two years of long term I have to qualify for social security dissability or I lose 2/3rds pay and health insurance.

    I can not carry any hours/days over from one year to another--

    I can not sell more than 24 hours of personnal leave back to the company, per year---

    Jury duty is not counted as personnal leave

    I am allowed 24 hrs of bereavement leave for immidiate family, father, mother, sister, brother, children, spouse, grandfather, grandmother. No uncles, no aunts, no inlaws.
  8. zippitydooda

    zippitydooda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2010
    Ottawa, Ohio
    I work at a car dealership. The only policy in place for sick leave (or any other kind of leave) is: if you don't work, you don't get paid. Period. There are paid holidays (the usual big ones - Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day). Other than that, tough patooties. Show up or don't get money.
  9. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    I have no sick days now, nor will I have vacation days until next fall maybe...

    But, in a prior wonderful job, we had no sick leave. If you were sick, you called in and said you were sick. If it was more than 3 days, they wanted to hear from you and it would be decided if a doctors note was required. If it seemed you were sick every Monday, there would be a discussion about it, but as long as you weren't abusing the policy, they didn't want you at work sick.
    Vacation - started with 2 weeks and grew from there and I was paid for my unused vacation when I left.
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Do any of your sick leave policies allow you to continue to accrue sick leave as you use it or is it that once you use it, it's gone and you cannot accrue anymore until the designated time?

    So if you are "maxed out" and cannot accrue anymore because you don't use your sick leave, can others continue to get sick leave for "forever" because they continue to use their sick leave monthly?

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