AN ACT TO ENACT THE ELIGIBLE LEAVE FOR EMPLOYEE CAREGIVING TIME ACT.
Enacts new GS 95-28.5 allowing an employee to use personal sick leave for absences due to an illness, injury, or medical appointment of the employee's immediate family members for reasonable periods of time as the employee's attendance may be necessary, on the same terms upon which the employee is able to use sick leave benefits for the employee's own illness or injury. Allows the employer to limit the use of personal sick leave for such use to an amount that is no less than the personal sick leave that would be accrued during six months. Specifies that the statute does not prevent an employer from providing greater sick leave benefits, or extending the maximum period of leave to which an employee is entitled under any other state or federal law.
Amends GS 95-241 to prohibit discriminating or retaliating against an employee who takes any action, including filing a claim, with respect to GS 95-28.5.
Effective January 1, 2016, and applies to sick leave used on or after that date.
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