SMCCE 16.2 Usage

Employees are entitled to be paid for sick leave used, to a maximum of the time accrued, under the following conditions:

(1) The employee’s illness, injury or exposure to contagious disease which incapacitates him/her from performance of duties. This includes disabilities caused or contributed to by pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, childbirth and recovery therefrom as determined by a licensed physician, or, under the Kaiser plan, a licensed health care professional. Use of accrued sick leave shall run concurrently with applicable statutory leaves, such as Family Medical Leave.

(2) The employee’s receipt of required medical or dental care or consultation.

(3) The employee’s attendance on a member of the immediate family who is ill.

(4) The employee’s preparation for or attendance at the funeral of a member of the immediate family.

(5) The employee’s attendance to an adoptive child or child born to the employee or the employee’s spouse/domestic partner for up to six (6) weeks immediately after the arrival of the child in the home.

Qualifying employees are eligible for up to twelve (12) weeks of bonding leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

For the purpose of this Section immediate family means parent, spouse, domestic partner (defined as registered domestic partner under California Family Code§297), son, daughter, sibling, stepchildren, motherinlaw, fatherinlaw, grandparents or grandchildren. For the purpose of paragraph (4) above only, immediate family also includes son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparents-in-law and siblings-in-law. Use of sick leave for this expanded definition is limited to a maximum of five (5) days if travel is required.