May 6, 2019

When an employee calls in sick, does your company have a policy that requires the employee find their own replacement to cover the missed shift?  If so, you should check whether your city or state has a paid sick leave law.  If it does, dig further to see if this is something that is acceptable under that law.  Many of the paid sick leave laws across the country prohibit an employer from requiring that their employee find a replacement worker if they call in sick.  In one such lawsuit involving this issue, a Minnesota gas station was ordered to pay an employee $11,000 for violating the paid sick leave law by requiring the employee to find a replacement worker when he called in.  To avoid this same fate and get some help digging through the confusing labyrinth of paid sick leave laws, consult your experts at myHRcounsel.  

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