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Sick leave
  • Sick leave is not uncommon among state laws.
  • Employers may have policies regarding sick leave.

Some states have laws requiring employers to provide employees with a specific amount of sick leave, paid or unpaid. These laws typically entitle employees to accrue a certain number of hours proportional to the number of hours worked, up to a top limit. States individually regulate whether such leave must be carried over from one year to the next, and how unused time must be treated, for example.

Neither the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) nor the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires employees to offer paid sick leave. Some state laws address or require sick leave, although some municipalities have adopted laws on sick leave.