Sick Leave

James Murphy Tax


Scenario: A staff member requires time off for ill-health but has no sick leave accrued and is minus 27 hours.

If we do not pay them for this time off, is it recorded as sick leave, even though they are not paid for it? If so, do we then still deduct the sick leave amount from their sick leave hours creating more negative hours?


It is recorded as leave without pay (LWP) if they have no accumulated sick leave.