Crew Members earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 40 hours worked*, starting from the date of their first job assignment with Bluecrew. Crew Members may accrue up to a maximum of 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 40 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 40 hours). Crew Members are limited to using no more than 40 hours of paid sick leave in any one year.

*Some jurisdictions have different paid sick leave laws; scroll to the end of this article to review the State-Specific Paid Sick Leave Policies for more information on paid sick leave in Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington.

Acceptable Uses for Paid Sick Leave

You may use your accrued paid sick leave if you will miss a 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.

Note: Employees in Nevada may use paid sick leave for any reason


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 requirements:

  • 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; and

  • Provide notice to the Client.


    Note: Employees in Colorado, New York, and the City of SeaTac may use paid sick leave as soon as it is accrued.

Verification for Absences of Four or More Days

If you request to use paid sick leave for 4 or more consecutive work days, you may be required to 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

Paid sick leave will be paid at the Crew Member’s regular rate of pay for the workweek in which leave is used, unless a different rate of pay is required by law. Paid sick leave is not considered “hours worked” for the purposes of calculating overtime.

No Cashing-out Unused Accrued Paid Sick Leave. Unused paid sick leave balances are not "cashed out" or otherwise paid to Crew Members at the end of an 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 12 months, your unused, accrued paid sick leave balance may be reinstated to the extent required by applicable law.

State-Specific Paid Sick Leave Policies

Arizona: Crew Members in Arizona earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 40 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 80 hours).

California: Crew Members in California earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked. You can earn up to 80 hours of paid sick leave per year and use as much paid sick time as you earn. At the end of each year, all of your accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year.

Colorado: Crew Members in Colorado earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 48 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 48 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 48 hours).

Washington, D.C.: Crew Members in Washington, D.C. earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 37 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, all of your accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year.

Illinois: Crew Members in Illinois earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 40 hours worked. You can earn up to 40 hours and use up to 60 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, half of your accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year.

Maryland: Crew Members in Maryland earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked. You can earn up to 56 hours and use up to 80 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 56 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year.

Massachusetts: Crew Members in Massachusetts earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 40 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 40 hours).

Michigan: Crew Members in Michigan earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 35 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 40 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 40 hours).

Minnesota: Crew Members in Minnesota earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 64 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 80 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 80 hours).

Nevada: Per state law, Crew Members in Nevada earn 0.01923 hours of paid sick leave per 1 hour worked. You can use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 40 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 40 hours).

New Jersey: Crew Members in New Jersey earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 40 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 40 hours).

New Mexico: Crew Members in New Mexico earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 64 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 64 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 64 hours).

New York: Crew Members in New York earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 56 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year.

Oregon: Crew Members in Oregon earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 40 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 80 hours).

Pennsylvania: Crew Members in Pennsylvania earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 35 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, all of your accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 40 hours).

Rhode Island: Crew Members in Rhode Island earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 35 hours worked. You can earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. At the end of each year, up to 40 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 40 hours).

Washington: Crew Members in Washington earn 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked. There is no limit to how many hours of paid sick leave you can earn; you can use as much paid sick leave as you earn. At the end of each year, up to 40 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave will roll over to the following year (for a maximum balance of 40 hours).

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