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Old 10-07-2019, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Jazuela View Post
Also "sick days" weren't guaranteed nationwide until the previous administration. In retail, it used to be you worked, you got paid. You don't work, you don't get paid. Period. Not everyone had the luxury of staying home if they were sick.

Even now, you're only entitled to 1 hour of sick time per 40 hours worked. It's stackable to up to 1 year and 6 months total so if you never get sick, at the end of your 18th month you could have a nice bank of sick time available.

That's not even just retail. Many small businesses work that way, restaurants, chains, security companies, etc. etc.

Many people go to work sick, because they don't get enough sick time to accommodate a yearly cold AND a yearly bout with the flu, and are underinsured or not eligible for company-paid insurance at work. The upshot is - if they show up for work and the boss SENDS them home, typically they get paid for the whole shift. The downside to that, is that usually you have to puke in front of the customer for the boss to send you home, if it means you get paid for the shift you aren't actually working.

Real world work ethics 101 for ya.
Curious as to what FEDERAL law that was? I managed a single multi-million$ location FT for a large national shipping franchise after I retired and before we moved here and I'm pretty sure I would (or SHOULD) have heard about that law. All the general info I can find is this: How many sick days is my employer legally required to provide? | Nolo

Sick pay/sick day laws seems to be up to state regs. All I see federally is the FMLA which has nothing to to with taking off for a cold or 1 hr off for 40 hrs worked and doesn't require pay at all, just the guarantee you'll have a job when you return.
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