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    I manage a small business in Illinois and would like to know how many sick days(if any) I am required to allow my employees? We offer no paid sick days and the employees are aware of this, but several are at double digits for the year. Also, does a doctors note make a difference?

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    You are not required by law to offer any sick days to your employees, exempt or non-exempt. However, if you do not offer a "reasonable" number of paid sick days (usually interpreted as no less than 5) then your EXEMPT employees must be paid in full for any time they miss due to illness (although some other deductions are permissable). You are under no legal obligation to pay any non-exempt employees for time missed due to illness regardless of whether you offer paid sick days or not.

    A doctor's note has no force in law unless FMLA is involved.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      thank you

      Thank you for the info. The new sick day policy will be much easier now.

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