Full Time Leave Leave
All my employee are hourly, two are full time and the other are part time. Based on what I read, the two full timers get three days and the part timers get 1 hour for every 30 hours worked? Or is it 1 for 30 for ALL hourly employee?
I’m going to make an assumption here – you’re referring to sick leave, right? If so, the rules vary by company size, by state and sometimes by the city, so without that information, I’d be unable to answer the question other than to say that your accrual rate should be the same for part-timers and full-time employees. (If you’re using an accrual method and not paying a flat rate/# of days).
If you can reply with the city and state your business is located in, and how many employees you have that are full time and part time (total headcount) I can provide you more specific information.
Yes I am referring to sick leave, sorry for the confusion. Not including myself, I have 4 employees (two FT and two PT). I’m located in Brentwood, CA (Bay Area).
Just wanted to know for my own knowledge as well. I was just confused about that peice I read about FT employees getting three days max and rest accruing one hour for every 30 hours worked. Or does it apply to ALL employees.
Thanks for clarifying. Here’s an article on the California sick leave law as it’s very specific about who can earn it and how it’s calculated. Since you’re under 10 employees, you don’t need to abide by San Francisco’s more extensive 72 hours of sick leave — yet!
The reason that 3 days is recommended for sick leave for full-time staff, is that it’s just easier. You give it as a lump sum.
However, if you have both full and part-time employees, I’d recommend using the 1 hour per 30-hour accrual method for both full and part-timers. In both cases, you’d merely ‘cap’ the accruals at 3 days work (24 hours); once they’ve reached 24 hours of accrued sick time on the books, they stop accruing sick time until the next year. That keeps it fair.
The article above will answer most questions you have about how, when, and other situations, such as when do new hires start to accrue time, when can they use it, how to calculate rollovers, and what happens if they quit.
Good luck to you!
Laura, SPHR, HR Staff Writer