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Sick Leave
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There is no federal law requiring employers to provide employees paid sick leave—a short-term salary-continuation program for employees absent because of a non-job-related illness or injury—but most employers do provide it as an important employee benefit. Additionally, a growing number of states are considering and adopting state sick leave laws.
When adopting a sick leave policy, employers must be sure that it fully complies with federal or state family and medical leave laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and any other applicable laws.
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100483news.aspxSick LeaveNews Paid sick leave laws around the U.S. (Infographic) 10/03/2017National
98786faqs.aspxSick LeaveQuestions & Answers Does our existing PTO plan satisfy the requirements of the new Executive Order requiring 7 days of paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors? 10/15/2015National
94514faqs.aspxSick LeaveQuestions & Answers Is sick leave required under state law in New York, Tennessee, Texas, or Utah? 11/11/2013National
92541faqs.aspxSick LeaveQuestions & Answers I have an exempt employee who is out sick regularly with health issues. 11/01/2012National
83378faqs.aspxSick LeaveQuestions & Answers In California and Pennsylvania - Can we dock exempt employees for one or more days if they've run out of sick leave? 09/20/2010National
82188faqs.aspxSick LeaveQuestions & Answers We switched to PTO, instead of vacation, sick & personal days. When we had sick days, we required a doctor's note after 2 days out. Can we still require a doctor's note after 2 days, since technically we don't have sick days? 04/28/2010National
81977faqs.aspxSick LeaveQuestions & Answers For state of NC - is there any legal ramifications for having sick leave for one group of employees and not for the another group - Office versus warehouse? 03/24/2010National
81441faqs.aspxSick LeaveQuestions & Answers I understand that deductions may be made when the employee is absent from work for a full day or more for personal reasons other than sickness or disability. Has this been interpreted to mean solely the employee's own illness? What if he or she is ab 12/23/2009National
81394faqs.aspxSick LeaveQuestions & Answers Would there be a legal issue or reason not to allow my employees to donate vacation time to fellow employees? 12/17/2009National
80918faqs.aspxSick LeaveQuestions & Answers We don't place a limit on the number of hours employees can accumulate for sick days. Do we have to pay them for accrued sick time on termination of employment? 10/05/2009National
96531timesavers.aspxSick LeaveForms California Paid Sick Leave Notice for Employees (English)  National
96530timesavers.aspxSick LeaveForms California Paid Sick Leave Notice for Employees (Spanish)  National
96532timesavers.aspxSick LeavePosters California Paid Sick Leave Poster (English)  National
96529timesavers.aspxSick LeavePosters California Paid Sick Leave Poster (Spanish)  National
77791state_comparison_charts.aspxSick LeaveGuidance Cold and Flu Sick Leave Policies  National
100833state_comparison_charts.aspxSick LeaveGuidance Paid Sick Leave Requirements: Strategies for Managing HR’s Increased Obligations  National
2394timesavers.aspxSick LeavePolicies Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy  National
11083analysis.aspxSick LeaveAnalysis Sick Leave  National
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91286state_comparison_charts.aspxSick LeaveGuidance Sick Leave and Other Paid Time Off, by State (PDF)  National
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