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SICK LEAVE and DESERTION

Checklist to identify desertion The employee is not at work No signed leave form is in placeThe employee does not intend to return to workThe employee did not inform the employer of the reason for his absence 
Sick leave – What does the law say? An employee is entitled to 30 days’ paid sick leave if he works five days a week, and 36 days’ paid sick leave if he works six days a week.  Checklist for when you have to pay sick leave must be paid? The period of absence is longer than two consecutive days - don't have to payThe employee was absent on more than two occasions during an eight-week period, WITHOUT a valid medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner - don't have to payThe employee was absent on more than two occasions during an eight-week period, WITH a valid medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner - have to pay