Many employers recognize that employees need paid time off to address their health needs. Providing paid sick leave for employees can help reduce the chances that employees will come to work while sick. This benefits employers by reducing the possible spread of contagious diseases to other employees and ensuring that employees are not trying to work when they should be home recovering. Allowing employees to take paid time off to obtain timely medical care helps employees address their health needs promptly and return to work sooner. Use this "Sick Leave" policy template to create a policy that fits the needs of your organization.