Keeping Track of Your Time

Posted on December 21, 2018

Depending on the state you live in, your service employees may be legally entitled to sick time based on the hours they log on the job. However, other benefits you offer can grant them compensation such as holiday and vacation time. As the year comes to a close, and the holidays take their toll on bank accounts, your employees may begin asking questions about the time they’ve earned in these hours. Luckily, your payroll in CT makes it easy for them to keep track of their time. You can tell your employees that their hours are listed with each pay stub.

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Sick Time

In 2012, the way sick time was handled in Connecticut changed. The Paid Sick Leave Act was created to help workers maintain a consistent paycheck during weeks they have to miss work due to an illness. The law states that for every forty hours worked, a service worker earns one hour of sick leave. Another aspect of this sick time law is the option to carry over up to 40 hours of unused time to the subsequent year. (note that I removed a sentence here about getting paid out) Let your employees know that your payroll in CT is keeping track of this for them, and they can find the information at the bottom of each paystub.

Holiday and Vacation Time

There is no law in Connecticut requiring holiday or vacation pay. This is viewed as fringe benefits to be decided upon by each employer at their discretion. Some businesses may choose to award holiday time as opposed to vacation time, while some decide to give both. How you determine how much holiday and vacation time you grant depends on what best fits your business model. Depending on your number of full-time vs. part-time employees, how you choose to award holiday and vacation time may vary.

Paying attention to the money your workers are entitled to is always essential during the end of the year. With the holidays upon us, employees may ask about getting paid for unused benefits, if your policy allows it. When they start asking questions, educate your employees. Let them know that your payroll in CT has them covered with each amount of benefit time printed on their pay stubs. For payroll services, contact abc Payroll at 978-251-3003 or visit us online.