Is An Employer Required To Pay Employees For Unused Sick Leave When They Quit Or Are Discharged?

Company policy determines whether or not sick leave is to be paid after an employee leaves your company. If the company has stated in their policy that sick leave is compensable upon termination, the answer is yes. Otherwise, sick leave is not paid upon termination of the employee ­ employer relationship.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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