Earning and Accruing Paid Sick Leave

At Bluecrew, you earn paid sick leave based on your hours worked starting from the date of your first job assignment with Bluecrew. Under Bluecrew’s Paid Sick Leave Policy, amount of paid sick leave accrued and available for use depends on your total number of worked hours, work location, and applicable 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. 

  • If you work in AZ or OR - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours per service anniversary year. At the end of each service anniversary year, up to 40 hours of accrued but unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following service anniversary year. 
  • If you work in MI - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 35 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours per service anniversary year.  At the end of each service anniversary year, up to 40 hours of accrued but unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following service anniversary year. 
  • If you work in 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, up to a maximum of 24 hours per service anniversary year.  At the end of each service anniversary year, up to 24 hours of accrued but unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following service anniversary year.
  • If you work in 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, up to a maximum of 72 hours per service anniversary year.  At the end of each service anniversary year, up to 80 hours of accrued but unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following service anniversary year. 
  • If you work in CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MO, NC, NV, OH, TN, or WA - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours per service anniversary year.  At the end of each service anniversary year, up to 40 hours of accrued but unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following service anniversary year.
  • If you work in DC, MD, VA or PA - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 64 hours per service anniversary year.  At the end of each service anniversary year, up to 64 hours of accrued but unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following service anniversary year.
  • If you work in MN - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, and up to a maximum of 80 hours per service anniversary year. At the end of each service anniversary year, up to 80 hours of accrued but unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following service anniversary year.
  • If you work in TX - You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 64 hours per service anniversary year.  At the end of each service anniversary year, up to 64 hours of accrued but unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following service anniversary year.

Acceptable Uses for Paid Sick Leave 

You may use your accrued paid sick leave for missed, scheduled work assignment for any acceptable use under applicable law. This generally includes:

  • Your medical needs – Illness, injury, or to receive medical care, treatment, diagnosis, or preventative care, such as doctor’s appointments, clinic and in-patient visits.
  • Your family member’s medical needs — To care for a family member who is ill, 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 or hearing notices.

Paid sick leave cannot be used for a missed day of work due to other reasons or personal commitments, except if allowable under applicable law. Paid sick leave cannot be applied retroactively for unexcused absences.

Additional Acceptable Uses for Paid Sick Leave effective March 15, 2020 until July 1, 2020: 

Requests for paid sick hours related to COVID-19 will be approved and paid in whole hour increments for the following reasons: 

  • Crew member discloses actual exposure and is medically quarantined; medical official ordered to be tested; or confirmed positive for COVID-19.
  • Self-isolation to prevent spread of COVID-19; and when employee is ordered to quarantine by doctor or health official for safety precautions.
  • Caring for a sick family member when employee discloses family member is/was tested for COVID-19.
  • Loss of work (client cancelled schedules) because of a temporary work closure due to COVID-19 safety measures.
  • Caring for a child who is home because of school/daycare closures in response to a public official’s stay at home orders.

How to Use Paid Sick Leave  

You should contact Bluecrew Support to request paid sick leave. Do not use the “cancel shift” function in the app.  You should also notify the Client that you will be absent.  

Notice should be provided prior to the shift’s start time – If the absence is foreseeable (e.g., a doctor’s appointment), provide reasonable advance notice.  If the absence is not foreseeable, provide notice as soon as practicable. 

To use paid sick leave, you must meet the following:

  • Have worked  with Bluecrew for at least 89 days -  starting from the date of your first shift with a Bluecrew Client.
  • 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 appointment, you must use either 2 or 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 the Client.

Verification for Absences Exceeding Three Days 

If you request to use paid sick leave for more than 3 consecutive work days, you must provide verification, such as a doctor’s note, appointment receipt, or medical release. You are not required to provide details of the health condition, and any information you provide to Bluecrew will be kept confidential.

Payment of Sick Leave Benefits 

Approved paid sick leave will be paid at the regular hourly rate applicable to the scheduled work. Paid sick leave compensation does not include missed overtime hours, gratuities, holiday pay, 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, at the end of assignment, or upon termination 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  the maximum hours pursuant to this policy and applicable law.

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