Sick/Personal Leave Policy - Is this legal?
Please take a look at this policy that is currently in our handbook. Is this a sound, legal policy? In my professional opinion, this is not. Your input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
ABC Company will pay up to six days of sick or personal leave per year, accumulated on the basis of a half day per month of employment after six months of continous employment. You may carry over up to ten days of sick/personal leave. Accumulated sick/personal days in excess of ten will be paid on the last pay of the year.
For associates hired prior to Septemeber 10, 1996, pay for sick/personal days is computed based on your current rate time eight hours per day. A medical certificate may be required.
For associates hired after September 10, 1996, compensation for sick/personal days is computed at a maximum of $50.00 per day. All other policies and procedures under this plan remain the same.
Sick/personal pay is a benefit of continued associateship. Likewise, this benefit does not accrue during periods of extended leave of absences, such as Maternity or Family Leave.