How and when do I start to accrue sick time?

Does my sick leave cover my stipends as well?

When am I eligible to use my sick leave?

Do I need documentation to use my sick leave?

Will my accrued sick leave be paid out or carried over?

What is the maximum amount of hours my sick leave covers?


How and when do I start to accrue sick leave hours?

As a Trusted Nurse, you accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every thirty (30) hours you work up to a maximum of 72 hours total. Accrual starts from your first day on an assignment with Trusted, and you can use this leave beginning on your 90th day of employment with us.

Does my sick leave cover my stipends as well?

No. Sick leave only applies to your hourly wages and does not cover your stipends.

When am I eligible to use my sick leave?

Paid sick leave can be used toward medical care for an existing health condition, preventative care, covid-related illness, or specific purposes related to being a victim of stalking or domestic violence.

Do I need documentation to use my sick leave?

It depends! You’ll need to submit documentation to use paid sick leave in certain situations, such as:

  • Using paid sick leave for three or more consecutive shifts

  • Using paid sick leave during a week that contains a holiday

  • Using paid sick leave during your first and last weeks of your assignment

  • Using paid sick leave for a reasonably foreseeable or pre-scheduled absence

  • Using paid sick leave for covid-related illness (state-specific)

  • If we need to verify that the reason for your requested leave is consistent with our sick leave policy and any applicable federal, state, or local regulations

In these cases, we must receive documentation on the reason for your leave before you can receive payment for shifts for which this leave was taken.

Will my accrued sick leave be paid out or carried over?

Accrued sick leave cannot be paid out but will carry over as long as your rehire date is within 1 year of the previous separation date.

What is the maximum amount of hours my sick leave covers?

Sick leave cannot be used to compensate you above your contracted hours each week nor be applied to hours (or days) above your contracted amount, days that have Approved Time Off in your contract, or hours that you’re called off by the facility.

For example, let's say you are contracted for 36 hours per week. You worked 12 hours Monday, 12 hours Tuesday, and called out sick for your entire 12-hour shift Thursday. You then picked up a 12-hour shift Friday. Since this all happened in the same workweek, Trusted would not be able to pay sick leave for the 12 hours missed on Thursday since you reached your contracted hours for that week.

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