PAID SAFE AND SICK LEAVE
Notice of Employee Rights - Written Safe and Sick Leave policy - Employees of Beatty's Services are to accrue paid safe and sick leave starting on their first day of employment. Employees are to accrue 40 hours of safe and sick leave each calendar year. For purposes of this policy, a calendar year is a period of 12 consecutive months from January 1 - December 31. Safe and sick leave is accrued at a rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked up to a maximum of 40 hours per year. When requesting safe/sick leave, "safe/sick leave" must be specified on your time sheet on the day(s) absent from work. An employee who needs to use safe/sick days should, except in emergency situations, contact their supervisor 4 hours before their shift. If the need for leave is foreseeable, employee should request the time at least 7 days in advance or as soon as possible. Accruals and paid sick leave YTD totals can be viewed on your pay stubs. Employees may carry over up to 40 hours of accrued but unused safe and sick leave to the next calendar year. However, Beatty’s Services is only required to allow employees to use up to 40 hours of safe/sick leave per calendar year. Beatty's Services cannot under this policy require an employee, healthcare provider or other service to disclose the details of any medical condition or covered offense relating to the employee or family member which requires the employee to take safe or sick leave. Any information which the employee does disclose with respect to sick and safe leave will be kept confidential. An employer cannot retaliate against an employee in any way for exercising their rights to use sick leave. You have a right to file a complaint for violations against this policy. On termination of employment for any reason, employees forfeit any accrued but unused safe and sick leave pay. Termination/end of employment is considered the last day you sign out for work for a job assignment through Beatty’s. Sick pay requests should be requested before your last clock out. Please visit your state’s site for more information on your employee rights and under what circumstances sick/safe leave can be used.
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/workers/workersrights/paid-sick-leave-law-for-workers.page, https://www.ny.gov/new-york-paid-sick-leave/new-york-paid-sick-leave#amount-of-leave;https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/; https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/paid_sick_leave.htm
For what reasons can an employee use sick leave?
Employees can use sick leave for absence from work due to:
- The employee’s mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition
- The employee’s need for medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition
- The employee’s need for preventive medical care
- The employee's elective surgery, including organ donations
- Care of a family member who needs medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of an illness, injury, or health condition, or who needs preventive medical care
- Care of a family member who has elective surgery, including organ donations
- Closure of employee’s workplace due to a public health emergency (as declared by the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or the Mayor)
- The employee’s need to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed due to a public health emergency
For what purposes can an employee use safe leave?
Employees can use safe leave if they or a family member may be the victim of any act or threat of domestic violence, unwanted sexual contact, stalking, or human trafficking, and they need to take actions necessary to restore the physical, psychological, or economic health or safety of themselves or family members, or to protect those who associate or work with the employee, including to:
- Obtain services from a domestic violence shelter, rape crisis center, or other
- Participate in safety planning, relocate, or take other actions to protect the
employee’s safety or that of the employee’s family members, including enrolling children in a new school.
- Meet with an attorney or social service provider to obtain information and advice related to custody; visitation; matrimonial issues; orders of protection; immigration; housing; discrimination in employment, housing, or consumer credit.
- File a domestic incident report with law enforcement or meet with a district
- Attend civil or criminal court dates related to any act or threat of domestic violence, unwanted sexual contact, stalking, or human trafficking.
Who is considered a family member under the law?
The law recognizes the following as an employee’s family member:
Child (biological, adopted, or foster child; legal ward; child of an employee standing in loco parentis), Grandchild, Spouse, Domestic partner, Parent, Grandparent, Child or parent of an employee’s spouse or domestic partner , Sibling (including a half, adopted, or step sibling)