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Sick time carryover
Good morning, I am not sure if i am asking this right or even if i am asking the right person.
The company I work for is based in Pennsylvania and they have 70 locations throughout the country. Our location is in Lake Oswego. We have over 40 employees and I have worked there for 3 years.
My question is this.
I have 70 hours of sick time balance from this year. I will get 40 hours in 2019 on January 1st. My company stated that we can carry over 40 hours from 2018 to 2019 like your article says above. My company is telling me that they only allow 40 hours to be used per year on sick time but state laws might be different. Above it says the law caps hours at 80. If my company allows me to carry over the 40 to make 80 but only says i can use 40 a year, is that right?
It appears that Pittsburg has a sick leave law, but Pennsylvania doesn’t. However, if I’m reading your question correctly, it sounds like your company allows you to carry over 40 hours of unused sick leave at year end, PLUS they give you 40 hours each year. To me, that makes it sound as if (in case of medical or authorized sick leave use) you could use 80 hours in one year, but anything left over at the end of that timeframe over 40 hours would be lost.
Unless they’re in Pittsburg, it looks like your employer isn’t required to provide sick leave at all. And perhaps their documentation is not clear. I’ve attached the .gov information for you. I suggest you chat with HR to clarify what they do and don’t allow (they are required to abide by their own policy). I’m guessing if it’s not clear to you, others in your company may have questions too!
Laura, HR, SPHR, MAEd.