SICK LEAVE LAWS
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.
Employers establishing or amending a sick leave policy should consider other disability income policies, how unused sick leave should be addressed, liability for sick leave, and general discrimination issues.
When adopting a policy, employers must be sure that it fully complies with federal or state family/medical leave laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and any other applicable laws. There are many alternatives to standard sick leave policies, including flexible leave policies, no-fault attendance policies, leave donation programs, and paid-time-off banks.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/