Sick leave means providing pay for employees when not working due to illness or injury. It may start on the first day of illness or after two or three days. In developing a sick leave policy the following points need to be considered: (1) When are employees eligible? (2) Will proof of sickness be required? (3) What pay schedule will be used and will the employee receive full pay? (4) How much sick leave can be accumulated and what is done about unused sick leave? (5) May sick leave be used for taking care of family members?

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