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Care of Relatives

State law has been expanded to include care of relatives. Employees may use up to 160 hours of available sick leave in a 12-month period for the illness or injury of your adult child, spouse, sibling, grandchild, parent, grandparent, step-parent, mother-in-law or father-in-law for reasonable periods of time as the employee's attendance may be necessary, on the same terms upon which the employee is able to use sick leave benefits for the employee's own illness.  

Employee may use sick leave as allowed under this section for safety leave.  Safety leave may be used for assistance to the employee or assistance to the relatives described above for the purpose of providing or receiving assistance because of sexual assault, domestic abuse or stalking.  

This time should be recorded as "sick relative" in Skyward.  A leave form will be required based on the same guidelines as for personal/dependent child illness. Check out this FAQ for more information.
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