Most companies have a fixed policy regarding the number of sick days they offer to their Employees. In the case of injury or a serious illness there are some exceptions made, but for the most part is important that company policies regarding Maternity, Paternity and Sick Leave are all spelled out clearly so there are no misunderstandings on anyone’s part.
I know that many of the companies we work with have a very limited sick leave policy, only 4 or 5 days. But I was curious to find out what the basic guidelines are. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics it looks like the average number of paid sick days for white collar workers is around 8 days. For blue collar workers, the average appears to be more like 6 days.
These are not regulations, especially if your company is under certain number of employees.
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