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Title 21 : Labor

Chapter 005 : EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

Subchapter 004B : Earned Sick Time

(Cite as: 21 V.S.A. § 484)
  • § 484. Compliance with earned sick time requirement

    (a) An employer shall be in compliance with this subchapter if either of the following occurs:

    (1) The employer offers a paid time off policy or is a party to a collective bargaining agreement that provides the employee with paid time off from work that:

    (A) he or she may use for all of the reasons set forth in subsection 483(a) of this subchapter; and

    (B) accrues and may be used at a rate that is equal to or greater than the rate set forth in sections 482 and 483 of this subchapter.

    (2) The employer offers a paid time off policy or is a party to a collective bargaining agreement that provides the employee with at least the full amount of paid time off from work required pursuant to sections 482 and 483 of this subchapter at the beginning of each annual period and the employee may use it at any time during the annual period for the reasons set forth in subsection 483(a) of this subchapter. If the employer provides an employee with the full amount of paid time off at the beginning of each annual period, the paid time off shall not carry over from one annual period to the next as provided in subdivision 483(d)(1) of this subchapter.

    (b) Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to require an employer that satisfies the requirements of subsection (a) of this section to provide additional earned sick time to an employee that chooses to use paid time off that could be used for the reasons set forth in subdivisions 483(a)(1)-(5) of this subchapter for a different purpose.

    (c) Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to prevent an employer from providing a paid time off policy or agreeing to a collective bargaining agreement that provides a paid time off policy that is more generous than the earned sick time provided by this subchapter.

    (d)(1) Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to diminish an employer's obligation to comply with any collective bargaining agreement or paid time off policy that provides greater earned sick time rights than the rights provided by this subchapter.

    (2) Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to preempt or override the terms of a collective bargaining agreement that is in effect before January 1, 2017.

    (e) A collective bargaining agreement or paid time off policy may not diminish the rights provided by this subchapter. (Added 2015, No. 69 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.)