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HEC Releases Turnover and Sick Time Statistics Report
- A majority of participating organizations provide sick leave to employees, with a smaller number of organizations offering leave through a paid time off (PTO) plan.
- Many organizations also offer sick benefits to part time employees, where the definition of part-time varied as follows:
- Of those organizations covered by the Hawaii Family Leave Law (HFLL), 38.3% allow their employees to use more than ten days of paid sick leave to care for family members with "serious" health conditions, and 44.7% allow employees to use paid sick leave to care for a family member with a "non-serious" health condition.
- Almost 50% of surveyed employers allow employees to use paid sick leave to care for a family member with an illness, injury or other condition. All organizations allowing employees to use paid sick leave in this way allow for care of spouses/domestic/civil union partners and children. Other family members covered under employer sick leave plans include the following:
- Of the surveyed employers allowing employees to use sick leave to care for a family member, the top four impediments for which employees may provide care to family members are:
- Chronic health condition; and
- Mental illness.
- Most organizations require a doctor's note for absences exceeding three days before sick leave pay is granted. A few require a doctor's note if the absence exceeds two days, with a small number of organizations not normally requiring a doctor's note.
- A majority of the participating organizations allow employees to begin accruing or using sick leave hours immediately or within the first month. Other organizations, allow employees to begin after the orientation period. Very few organizations have employees wait until a year to be eligible.