sick day


Definition of sick day

: a paid day of sick leave

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Laura Dudnick, a spokeswoman for the school district, said the district is bound by the California education code that requires teachers to pay for their own subs for 100 days before using donated sick days from their colleagues. Heather Knight,, "‘It’s so crazy:’ Lowell teacher docked pay while undergoing liver transplant," 7 June 2019 The state ordinance does not include required sick days. Genevieve Bookwalter,, "Skokie drops recent proposal to opt out of Cook County minimum wage ordinance," 4 June 2019 Ten months ago, the 24-year-old x-ray technician cobbled together sick days and vacation days, plus three weeks of unpaid leave, to recover from childbirth and take care of her baby. Chloe Angyal, Marie Claire, "The Cost of Child Care Is Crushing American Families. What Will the Presidential Candidates Do About It?," 15 Apr. 2019 Look to see if your company has a policy stating that employees are required to find someone to substitute for them on sick days or when taking a holiday. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, "Ask HR: Can my boss require me to find a substitute for days I'm sick or taking a holiday?," 1 May 2018 The hardship exemption allows IRS employees not to have to use sick days to be absent from work, and managers must approve the exemptions. Jeff Stein, The Seattle Times, "Citing hardship, hundreds of furloughed IRS workers skip returning to work," 23 Jan. 2019 Matt Garrett, an Atlanta photographer and digital-marketing specialist who has bipolar disorder, once worked at a company that required a doctor’s note before granting a sick day. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "The Benefits (and Risks) of the Mental-Health Day," 17 Dec. 2018 Other perks include unlimited sick days, extra money toward student loans, and paid sabbaticals. Fortune, "PricewaterhouseCoopers," 16 Feb. 2018 Antibiotic patients had 11 fewer sick days on average than the surgery group. Lindsey Tanner, The Seattle Times, "Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed," 25 Sep. 2018

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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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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