Time Off For Family Or Medical Emergencies

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 15 February 2011
Antoinette Vahey
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What do you do if your employee looks for time off for family or medical emergencies? Are you obliged to pay employees for any days taken? Are you obliged to grant the time off? How do I handle it?

Antoinette Vahey writes:

In considering this matter, it will be necessary to look at the various types of leave that are available to employees, as well as considering whether there are any other measures which can be agreed between the employer and the employee.

1. Sick leave

In circumstances where the employee is undergoing a medical emergency then he or she will be entitled to take sick leave from employment. In general, an employee has no right to be paid while on sick leave. As a result, it is

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