Paid Absences Progressive Policy
March 07, 2008
This Paid Absences Progressive policy explains the details of the Company’s policy on employee illness as well as illness in the immediate family. It covers sick pay schedule, notification of illness, and unused sick leave.
Subject: Paid Absences
Example of: Progressive Policy
Sick Pay Schedule
a. Employees with over one year of service will be allowed a maximum of 10 days of paid absences for illness per year of which 3 days can be used for personal business. b. If an employee has between 3 months and one year of continuous service, he will be paid up to a maximum of one day sick leave for each month of service beyond the initial 3 month orientation period. For example, if he has been with the company 5 months, he would be paid for a maximum of 2 days. c. Any employee who becomes ill during the day and is sent home will be paid for the full day. d. Employees who will be using a personal day must have prior approval from their supervisor.
Notification in Case of Illness
An employee who cannot report to work due to illness or accident is required to notify his supervisor directly as soon as possible on the morning of the first day of absence within one half hour after the start of the workday and each morning thereafter that he is unable to report for work. If this procedure is not followed, absence for illness may not be considered an excused absence.
Unused Sick Leave
Unused sick leave should be valued as insurance against protracted illness. In the event of a serious illness, unused sick leave of the prior 5 years will be taken into consideration. This means that if an employee is ill for a long period of time, salary will continue until the amount of this accumulated paid leave is exhausted. However, unused sick leave is not paid to departing employees.
B. Illness in the Immediate Family
An employee absent because of illness in his or her immediate family must notify the supervisor on the first day of absence. Such absences are not customarily paid.