Vacation Time and Sick Days

VACATION means going for a holiday from school or work. It is also called vacation. To take an extended break from anything. Also known as a sabbatical.


Vacation is very advantageous for employees who are working on commission and for employees who are employed part-time because it gives them the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It also relieves them from the pressures of work. The most common form of vacation is a sick leave.

Sick leave is normally worked through mutual agreement between the employer and the employee. If the employee is ill or injured for more than 7 days in a row, he is entitled to take an extended sick leave. A paid time off is normally worked through payroll deductions.

After an employee has been working for an organization for at least a year, the employer may establish a policy that allows some employees to use vacation days (usually) at the expense of other employees. In this case, the employer pays for all expenses related to the vacation and an employee must cancel his vacation plan before he can work. If the employee cancels his plan before the scheduled date of his return, the employer will have to pay the entire amount of the vacation, including any fees.

Vacation is also a great way to get employees out of the office for the weekend and reduce fatigue. Many companies require their employees to take at least a week of vacation, depending on their location. If an employee has worked at a company for two years, his company likely require him to take at least a week of vacation every year. For this policy to be implemented, it usually needs to be approved by the human resources department. A standard company policy that employees are expected to follow will probably not include provisions for personal vacation time.

Because vacations can be expensive, many companies also provide sick days. An employee may be able to take sick days during his vacation time, but these days may not always coincide with his return to work. If an employee works in a small office, he may not be eligible for sick days, even if he needs to take time off due to illness. This is why it’s usually best to check with human resources or your employee handbook to determine the rules about sick days and vacation time.