Q: What can i legally do to stop employee abuse of sick leave?
I am the owner of a small business in Los Angeles, California. I am allowed to give 6 paid sick days per year. One of my employees in management level has already taken 10 sick days within 6 months and still expects to be paid for any additional sick days. It's listed in the employee handbook that employees only get 6 days. Since my company is smal,l everyone knows how many sick days are being taken and if that employee is being paid for those days. Some of the employees have complained that it's not right for the management employee to get paid for additional sick days. The employee in management is very good and has helped the company to grow, and knows that they are a huge asset to the company. So i have just been folding to their demands. Legally is there something I can say or do to let the employee know that I do not have to pay additional sick days even if they are management level? Can other employees file a complaint against me if I continue to pay the employee even if they ta
A: Many of your questions are answered here: https://squareup.com/townsquare/californias-new-paid-sick-leave-law-what-employers-need-to-know; and, here: https://vantaggiohr.com/library/article/deductions-from-exempt-employees-pay-under-california-labor-law/
Overall, you need to consult with a Labor & Employment attorney; or, with a reputable HR company, to advise you on your business practices. The level of detail and information that you need is not suitable for a quick answer on Justia.
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