Sick leave is paid time off that is set aside for reasons related to your health (physical, mental, and emotional) or the health of an immediate family member. It is separate from our vacation policy and does not require employees to request time off in advance.
Our sick leave policy allows employees to take up to  days of sick leave every year. These days are granted upfront at the start of every calendar year (no accrual).
And employees may roll over up to  hours of unused sick leave at the end of the calendar year.
If an immediate family member falls ill and requires intensive care, you can use your sick time to look after their health.
If you need to take more than  consecutive days off for an illness or accident, you may be able to tap into your vacation days. Meaning, you can piggyback up to  additional vacation days to supplement your sick leave (taking care of you, your family, or to mourn a loss).
Please contact [HR] as soon as possible if you know you’ll be taking sick leave for longer than  days.
Please submit sick leave requests via [our Human Resources Information System (HRIS)]. And contact your manager as soon as you realize you will be taking sick leave. Please communicate when you will return to work (an estimate is okay) and if you have any projects that need coverage.
While on sick leave for multiple days, please check-in daily, if possible. Or designate a 3rd-party to check-in, so we know how you are doing and when you will return to work.
In all cases, remain communicative with HR, and modifications to our sick leave policy may be considered in unique circumstances. In these cases, we may require a doctor's note or for you to fill out a sick leave form. In these situations, [HR] will reach out to guide you through the process.
This sick leave policy applies to all full-time employees.