sick day


Definition of sick day

: a paid day of sick leave

Examples of sick day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The costs include wages for full-time and part-time employees; holiday, sick day and vacation pay; and opt-out insurance costs and wellness incentives. Yadira Sanchez Olson,, "COVID-19 prompts Lake County Board to approve smaller budget, no property tax levy increase," 24 Nov. 2020 The money a worker gets on her sick day is an average of what she was paid per working day, including bonuses and tips. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "Covid-19 Opens the Door for Gig Workers to Win Sick Pay," 7 June 2020 California law now requires three paid sick days for all employees. Dustin Gardiner,, "California legislators return for grim session upended by coronavirus," 3 May 2020 According to Gates, the next stimulus bill passed by the government must prioritize paid sick days and leave time for employees working on the frontline, in addition to more money for individual people. Elly Belle,, "Melinda Gates Graded Trump’s COVID-19 Response — & Her Results Are In," 8 May 2020 Priority goes to individuals who display the most need, who don't have health insurance or sick days and who make at least 40% of their income from the arts. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "A group is giving arts workers $500. It has enough money for at least 450 more to apply.," 2 Apr. 2020 Most those workers have 7 to 8 paid sick days — not enough to self-quarantine as long as health experts recommend. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Coronavirus relief bill still leaves millions of workers without paid sick leave," 17 Mar. 2020 At the same time, independent contractors don’t get paid time off or sick days; not hiring them cuts into their livelihoods. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Is it Ethical to Order Delivery During a Pandemic?," 11 Mar. 2020 New research shows that laws requiring businesses to offer paid sick days to service workers may help. Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post, "As coronavirus spreads, the people who prepare your food probably don’t have paid sick leave," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of sick day

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Sick day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sick day

: a paid day in which an employee does not work because he or she is sick

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