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- August 9, 2018 at 2:45 am #231057
i have an employee that star working with us, he is just working 6 hrs x day , 18 hrs x week , should we pay him sick days? how many hrs. or he canno’t have any sick days? i would like to know if you can help me with this kind of information thanks.August 9, 2018 at 2:55 am #231190
In general, you can choose to pay sick time to employees or not. And you can choose how much to offer full time and part-time employees. It’s typically a benefit a business owner can offer.
However, there are some states (California, Arizona, Oregon, to name a few) that mandate sick pay be paid to all employees. And some cities (New York City) that also mandate paid time off for sick pay.
Those locations also require sick time be allowed for domestic violence, caring for a family member and other reasons.
There’s no simple answer unless I know exactly which state you’re in, which city you’re in and how many employees you have. You can google ‘sick time laws’ in your state or city to see if there are any local requirements to pay sick time to employees.
Otherwise, my recommendation would be to allow the employee to accrue sick time at a fixed rate, like one hour of paid sick leave earned for every 30 hours worked. You might want to make the policy similar for all employees regardless of whether they’re full or part-time?
Why? Because providing benefits like sick time off improves employee morale and allows workers to get paid so they don’t show up at work with the flu, or move to another job that provides better benefits.
Here’s a policy that can help you get started. https://fitsmallbusiness.com/paid-time-off-pto-policy/
Best of luck to you!
LauraAugust 10, 2018 at 1:19 pm #231195
Once you’ve made sure that you’re operating within legal boundaries, my considerations would include how productive the person was, and how I’d feel if they quit and went to work somewhere else.
Many workers aren’t committed to the company and can be far less productive than your best people. Most offices or departments have linchpin employees that practically carry the team and inspire all around them.
Some people produce twice the output of others doing the same job.
These are the things that would be on my mind, rather than thinking about general rules or best practices.
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