The following sample policies were excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2007. Edit for your organization's purposes.
Sample Policy 1:
“Sick leave is earned from the first day of employment at a rate of one (1) day per month, culminating in a maximum of ninety (90) days. After an employee is absent for three (3) consecutive days, a physician’s statement may be requested.
“Sick leave is to be used for medical, dental or optical reasons only; it is not to be construed as a secondary or ‘add on’ vacation time. If so used, it will be considered grounds for termination by XYZ.
“Upon retirement or termination of employment, any unused sick leave lapses, and no payment will be made for such unused time.”
Sample Policy 2:
“Full-time employees accrue one day of paid sick leave at the end of each month, beginning with the first month of employment. Sick leave may be taken for any bona fide r...(register to read more)