When Sick Leave isn’t Enough & Employees Need a Leave of Absence


In last week’s post , I wrote about why paid sick leave is good for business. For most employees who are under the weather, a basic paid sick leave program can be enough to help employees recover from illness and minimize the risk of contagious employees spreading cold and flu germs around the office. But what happens when an employee’s time off for health reasons exceeds what you offer in your paid sick leave program? Know When to Give FMLA Leave Rights.

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New Job for Career Growth?

Careers Done Write

While some workers have been thrust into career transition as a result of the economic downturn, many others are unhappy with their work situation and choose to leave on their own. The second reason cited is pay/benefits (22%). How will I feel if this person leaves? Dear Deb, Since you revised my résumé, I have been at the same job for 3 ½ years.

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Retaining the Hourly Employee


Offer more money through programs like profit sharing, benefits at 30 hours a week, PTO and incentive programs. You may need to come up with some fun ideas of offering benefits and incentives for part-time workers vs. big expensive health insurance packages. Provide personal leave options for people to pursue other interests. Structure your workforce so its widely accepted to take an unpaid personal leave to travel on a band tour.

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“If I am terminated for cause, can accumulated leave time and comp time be denied me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Over the course of my employment I have accumulated significant “leave time” and “comp time” that, under normal circumstances, and according to the Leave Manual would be given to me in a lump sum upon separation. However, there is a fundamental difference between “comp time” and “leave time” when that rule is applied. . Leave Time (or Vacation Time) is very different; it is not a form of wages, but rather a benefit that is not required by law.

2011 116

Showing Your Employees You Care, On The Cheap


Giving your workers the opportunity to utilize flex-time in their work schedule will make it easier for you to accommodate reasons for personal leave like appointments. During the warmer months of the year, many companies have chosen to adopt summer hours as a way to benefit their employees. Wellness benefits. Pictured: Stocked Kitchen full of snacks and treats at Google’s Corporate offices. . Love is certainly lingering in the air following Valentine’s Day.

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2010 100

“Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” I have never seen a non-competition agreement provide that it is effective only the “first time I leave” the company, or, for that matter, “each time I leave the company,” either. Why Did You Leave?

2010 116

6 Tips For Responding To “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”

Career Realism

You shouldn’t ask questions about salary, benefits, parking, social clubs, or sick leave. Why did the last person leave this role? Seven words that strike fear into the hearts of many job seekers! You’ve applied for a great job, painstakingly crafted a targeted resume and cover letter, survived the telephone screen, and landed a face-to-face interview.

2014 88

salaried employees and missed days: when do they have to be paid?

Ask A Manager

The regulation states: “While an employer cannot make deductions from pay for absences of an exempt employee occasioned by jury duty, attendance as a witness or temporary military leave, the employer can offset any amounts received by an employee as jury fees, witness fees or military pay for a particular week against the salary due for that particular week without loss of the exemption.”. You can also apply the employee’s sick leave/PTO time if they have any.

2011 63

sending an anonymous note to my wife’s employer, internships and equity, and more

Ask a Manager

Unpaid ones also take a huge amount of time if you’re doing it legally, since unless you’re at a nonprofit, you can’t derive much real benefit from an unpaid intern’s work.). I looked up the previous person to have this role, and it looks like she only started the job nine months ago.

2020 39

updates: the manager’s peeing dog, dressing like your boss, and more

Ask a Manager

Your commenters have also been very helpful in making me reflect on Christy as a person rather than her management style, and though it’s not a fun feeling, I have come to accept that it’s okay to not like her because of this. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt as much as possible, but this isn’t the mark of a good person. Her supervisor was away on personal leave but when he returns, I will be reporting to him regarding her transgressions.

2019 27

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

What’s up with this poor benefits package? I just had an interview at a company for a senior-level director position I am potentially interested in, but the company’s benefits (or lack thereof) concern me. That said, benefits packages do vary widely and can be a solid reason for turning down an offer. Everything can be done online, so often people just leave early and work from home or sometimes just don’t come in at all.

2012 54

When “Being Nosy” Can Be a Powerful Technique

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2010 68

my boss approved a long vacation for me — but we can’t agree on the dates

Ask a Manager

When we planned this trip six months ago, I decided that I would ask for personal leave (unpaid time) and I would have to be mentally prepared for them to say no, and for me to walk away from my job at that point. My manager decided I would be the point person to develop new skills in order to support this project. They invested in me and I have really benefited from these skills making me a more specialized, technical employee.

2018 21

I lied to quit my job, how many microwaves should an office kitchen have, and more

Ask A Manager

I couldn’t come up with a solid reason to quit, so I lied and said that I was leaving town to follow my boyfriend. Do I write them off as a reference because I lied about leaving town and obviously the new jobs I am applying for are in the same town? Nice people support you in making decisions that are right for you and your career, and reasonable people know that people leave jobs all the time and it’s rarely personal. It’s five answers to five questions.

2014 61

manager blocked internal move, salary when moving to part-time, and more

Ask a Manager

I recently made a request at my job to move from a full-time schedule to a part-time one, due to some personal and medical issues that need more of my attention. In the meantime, she asked me to reach out to the operations manager and HR director regarding salary and benefits. My husband insists that if I’ll be going to an hourly rate as a part-time employee, I should earn more per hour, since I won’t have the option of benefits and do not get PTO.

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Maybe You Should Just Offer Reasonable Bereavement

Evil HR Lady

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 Maybe You Should Just Offer Reasonable Bereavement John Hyman has an interesting post on Bereavement Leave and FMLA. 8/26/10), an employee sought and received FMLA leave to care for her hospitalized husband. When he died a week later, she took three days’ bereavement leave. Im not a fan of government stepping in and telling companies when they have to allow time off, but I am a fan of reasonable bereavement leave.

2010 104

my coworkers keep pressuring me to take vacation — but I need to save up time for a chronic illness

Ask a Manager

Unlike at my previous jobs, sick leave and vacation don’t accrue separately here – there’s just one bank of paid personal leave. As a chronically ill person who has had to miss a lot of work over the past few years (I’m currently in slightly better health, but I will inevitably get sick again), it seems foolish for me to miss a lot of work for something other than “can’t get out of bed.” ” You may also like: how much sick leave is reasonable to use?

2016 22

correcting coworkers who use the wrong words, negative coworker is stressing me out, and more

Ask a Manager

Plus, I think it can negatively impact a person’s professional persona, however subtly. I have a colleague, a counterpart on my team, who went through a very tough time and ended up taking personal leave. She remains on leave; it has been almost a year now. No reasonable person is going to hold this against you once you explain. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Correcting coworkers when they use the wrong words.

2017 24

my office doesn’t give us computers, my coworker gets paranoid when I talk to his staff, and more

Ask a Manager

The reason this gives me such pause is (a) this is such an immense cost to the employees it’s unbelievable, (b) I worry about mixing my personal and work, in terms of who owns what, and (c) this was my personal computer long before it was my work computer — what ability/right do they have to see what I’m doing on it outside of work time? If you otherwise love the job and feel good about the employer, it’s not necessarily something to leave the job over.

2017 21

my mom wants to come with me to a professional conference and isn’t taking no for an answer

Ask a Manager

She often is very critical of me and my decisions, both personal and professional. and then … end the conversation (meaning hang up or, if you’re in person, leave). Actually, maybe not a laundry question if that will reinforce her belief that you’re not self-sufficient … although there’s also sometimes benefit in letting in this kind of parent where they can be useful and where you’d actually appreciate their input.).

answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

Ask A Manager

I’d be willing to do that for $x/hour if that would be helpful.&# (This may lead to a consulting arrangement, but more likely it’ll lead to them leaving you alone.) I mentored my replacement, and I feel like I have a personal and professional investment in her success. Reply Anonymous February 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm Leaving a comprehensive handover document is mandatory in my workplace, which you would circulate to your manager + your usual project team colleagues.

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