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How do I count hours worked by a part-time employee for purposes of paid leave?

Posted by Bonita Hatchett-Bodle

Apr 8, 2020 12:23:29 PM

A part-time employee is entitled to leave for his or her average number of work hours in a two-week period, based on the number of hours the employee is normally scheduled to work. If the part-time employee’s normal hours cannot be determined or if the employee’s schedule changes, the employer may use a six-month average to calculate the average daily hours. If the employee has not been employed for at least six months, the employer may use the number of hours that the parties agreed would be performed when the employee was hired. Such a part-time employee may take paid sick leave for this number of hours per day for up to a two-week period. If the part-time employee qualified for expanded family leave, the employee’s paid leave is two-thirds of the daily amount the employee earns for their part-time work.

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Topics: sick leave, paid leave, counting hours

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