Is Paid Sick Time required?

Is paid Sick Time mandatory? Neither federal law nor any state law requires a private employer to provide employees with sick pay.  The only exception currently is Connecticut, which starts a new madatory sick leave for Service Workers (please see the CT Dept of Labor website for details on who qualifies as a service worker- see …

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Should I have a Bad Weather Policy?

You should have a written Bad Weather Policy.  Sometimes, you may have an emergency shutdown due to severe weather.  It is important that you let your employees know what your policy is when this occurs.  As part of your Employee Handbook, you should have a policy for inclement weather, stating your pay policy (usually it …

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Must I give an employee Sick Leave?

Is paid Sick Time mandatory? Neither federal law nor any state law requires a private employer to provide employees with sick pay.  (There are a few local exceptions- see below)  However, you may be required to provide employees unpaid time off, depending on your company's size and location.  Federal regulations require that employers with 50 or …

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