sick time

noun

: the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay workers who are unable to work because they are sick
three weeks annual sick time

Examples of sick time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Joseph Chevalier, the owner of Yellow Dog Bookshop in Columbia, said in a statement on Wednesday that businesses should be able to plan ahead for the wage increases and paid sick time. Kacen Bayless, Kansas City Star, 1 May 2024 Based on the amount of hours worked, employees can be eligible for medical benefits, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, paid holidays and paid sick time. Angela Rodriguez, Sacramento Bee, 15 Apr. 2024 Payouts for unused sick time also would become more lucrative. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2024 This translates to 220 vacation hours and 780 sick time hours. The Enquirer, 20 Mar. 2024 Last year, New York City enacted a new rule that will increase drivers’ minimum wage to around $18 an hour to start, while Seattle has a rule that requires companies like DoorDash, Uber, and Instacart to give delivery drivers paid sick time off. Emma Roth, The Verge, 15 Mar. 2024 The union says the railroad created by last year's merger made the dispatchers choose between the old Kansas City Southern contract that offered 11% higher pay but lacked sick time, and the legacy Canadian Pacific contract that offered lower pay but included sick time. Josh Funk, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2024 But a shift manager told her the store manager said paid sick time was not yet available to Garcia. Suhauna Hussain, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2024 The improvement in benefits and salaries is the result of a new contract that offers significant pay raises, creates more full-time positions, and gives additional sick time and holidays to workers of the 32BJ SEIU union. Syra Ortiz Blanes, Miami Herald, 2 Mar. 2024

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“Sick time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sick%20time. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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