Earning and Accruing Paid Sick Leave

At BlueCrew, you earn paid sick leave based on the hours that you work. Under Bluecrew’s Paid Sick Leave Policy, the amount of paid sick leave accrued and available for use depends on your work location and applicable paid sick leave laws. 

Note: The following is a general guide about paid sick leave accrual rates and the amount of paid sick leave that can be used each year.  The Paid Sick Leave Policy specified for your work location will provide more details about paid sick leave balance maximums, usage and carry-over rules, and other information on this benefit. 

AZ, MI, OR - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, and may use up to a maximum of 40 hours per service anniversary year.

CA (except for San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Emeryville, San Diego, and Santa Monica) - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, and may use up to a maximum of 48 hours per service anniversary year.

San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Emeryville, San Diego, and Santa Monica, CA  - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, and may use up to a maximum of 72 hours per service anniversary year.

CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MO, NC, NV, OH, TN, WA - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked, and may use up to a maximum of 40 hours per service anniversary year.

DC, MD, VA & PA - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, and may use up to a maximum of 40 hours per service anniversary year.

MN - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, and may use up to a maximum of 48 hours per service anniversary year.

TX - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, and may use up to a maximum of 64 hours per service anniversary year.

Acceptable Uses for Paid Sick Leave:

You may use your accrued paid sick leave for:

  • Your medical needs: Illness or injury or for the purpose of receiving medical care, treatment, or diagnosis, or preventative care, such as doctor’s appointments, clinic and in-patient visits.
  • Your family member’s medical needs: To aid or care for family member when they are ill or injured or receiving medical care, treatment, diagnosis or preventative care. Family members for this purpose include your child, parent, grandparent, sibling, domestic partner, or spouse.
  • Purposes related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, suffered by you, with evidence of related court filing, such as protective orders, hearing notices, etc.

Paid sick leave cannot be used for a missed day of work due to other reasons or personal commitments. Paid sick leave cannot be applied retroactively for unexcused absences. 

Directions to Use Paid Sick Leave:

In order to use your paid sick leave for an absence from scheduled work, you must do all of the following:

  • Be employed with BlueCrew for at least 89 days.
  • Have accrued enough paid sick leave to cover the requested absence in whole hour increments (e.g., if you need 2.5 hours to attend a doctor’s appointment, you must use 3 hours of your accrued paid sick leave).
  • Be scheduled to work  during the time you are requesting to use paid sick leave.
  • Provide notice to Bluecrew and the Client supervisor prior to your shift’s start time. 
  • If the absence is foreseeable, e.g., a doctor’s appointment, provide reasonable advance notice. 
  • If the absence is unforeseeable, provide notice as soon as practicable.

If you do not contact Bluecrew about an absence from scheduled work, it may count against your job performance record as an unexcused absence. 

  • Do not use the cancel shift function in the App to request paid sick leave. Please follow the steps in our Requesting A Day Off or Sick Day Pay FAQ article.
  • If requested, provide verification that your use of paid sick leave is lawful.

Verification for Absences Exceeding Three Days

If you request to use paid sick leave for more than three (3) consecutive work days, you must provide verification of your use of paid sick leave, such as a note from the treating physician, appointment receipts, and/or a medical release to return to full or light duty work. This verification must be submitted to Bluecrew within 5 days to approve the use of paid sick leave . Bluecrew may choose to delay payment of paid sick leave until verification is provided.

For any verification required, please note:

  • You are not required to provide any details concerning the specific nature of the health condition in order to use paid sick leave, unless otherwise required by law. 
  • Any information you provide to Bluecrew will be kept confidential.

Payment of Sick Leave Benefits:

Approved paid sick leave will be paid at the hourly rate that you would have earned for the scheduled work. Paid sick leave compensation does not include missed gratuities, holiday pay, overtime, bonuses, or other premium pay rates.

No Cashing-out Unused Accrued Paid Sick Leave:

Unused paid sick leave balances are not "cashed out" or otherwise paid to employees during periods of inactivity (not working), personal leaves of absence, or separation of employment from Bluecrew.

Rehires and Restoration of Sick Leave Balances:

If you terminate employment but return to working with Bluecrew within 9 months, your unused, accrued paid sick leave balance may be reinstated up to a maximum of 40 hours.

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