Sick pay allows you to take time off to focus on your physical or mental health or to care for a sick or injured family member. Harmonized sick pay effective 01/01/2022 applies to non-union salaried and hourly associates in corporate and division offices, stores, distribution centers and manufacturing plants.

How sick pay works

Sick pay allows you to take time off to focus on your physical or mental health. At the beginning of each calendar year starting January 1, 2022, non-union full-time salaried and hourly associates are awarded up to 40 hours (5 days) of sick time (or the minimum number of hours required by law in your state). Part-time non-union hourly associates are awarded pro-rated sick pay up to 24 hours (3 days).

Sick pay may be used for any of the following purposes:

  • When you are sick, injured or receiving medical care or treatment.
  • When you are caring for a family member who is sick, injured or receiving medical care or treatment.
  • Doctor appointments.
  • Cover your pay during a short-term disability (STD) 7-day waiting period as described in the next section.
  • Top up pay to 100% of weekly earnings that is not covered by short-term or long-term disability coverage.

Sick pay carryover limits

Carry over limit on 01/01/22

If unused sick pay on 12/31/21 is greater than 40 hours, you will keep all of your unused hours as your starting sick pay on 01/01/22.

If unused sick pay on 12/31/21 is less than 40 hours, your starting sick pay on 01/01/22 will be 40 hours (pro-rated for part-time associates).

Carry over limit on 01/01/23

If unused sick pay on 12/31/22 is greater than 40 hours, you will keep all of your unused hours as your starting sick pay on 01/01/23.

If unused sick pay on 12/31/22 is less than 40 hours, your starting sick pay on 01/01/23 will be 40 hours (pro-rated for part-time associates).

Unused sick pay is not paid upon termination of employment.

Sick pay more information

For more information on sick pay, refer to the Time Off FAQs.