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Question regarding Salaried Employees and sick days. I’ve never worked in a company where, as a salaried employee, I had to deduct SICK days from my PTO. What are your practices?

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Many orgs count sick as a separate budget for a few reasons- it can count towards an elimination period for disability programs, Covid situation also currently allows for salary tax credits, and depending on what state your in they sometimes require separate buckets….

When they created the plan they probably included all categories for PTO which results in a higher accruals and benefits you if you ever leave since PTO is payable on termination unless it’s unlimited….

Some states have sick day requirements but I’ve not seen them applied to salaried employees. Could just be that they wanted salary to match hourly for consistency?

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