This document provides an example of a company’s policy to allow employees time off
for their personal well being, as opposed to sick leave. Many companies prefer to frame
their employee’s time-off from work as time-off related to personal improvement instead
of sick leave. This form contains both standard clauses and opportunities for the use of
optional terms and conditions making it fully customizable to fit the needs of the
Employee Personal Well-Being
Time Off From Work Policy
As an employee of __________________ [Instruction: insert name of company or employer]
(the “Company”) your health and well-being are of primary importance to the Company.
Healthy employees contribute to the success of the Company as a whole. Therefore, it is the
Company’s policy to provide _____ (__) day(s) [Instruction: insert the number of days in
personal time off from work the employee will receive; e.g., “One (1) day”] of personal well-
being time off from work for every ________ (__) [Instruction: insert the number of months
that an employee must work for each personal time off from work day] month(s) of
continuous employment with the Company. Personal well-being days do [not] [Instruction:
choose whether the personal well-being days will or will not accrue during vacation time]
accrue during periods of paid vacation leave.
A personal well-being day may be used by an employee for any absence from work as long as
prior notice of the absence is provided to the employee’s supervisor. Notice of the impending
absence and the intent of the employee to use a personal well-being day for the absence should
be given prior to the date of the absence, or at the very latest, prior to the start time for the
employee’s shift on the day of the absence. [Instruction: Choose one of the following: (1)
There is no cap on the accumulation of personal well-being days. OR (2) Accumulation of
personal well-being days will be capped at ___ (__) days per __________ (__) year(s).
[Instruction: fill in the number of days and the number of years that apply to the capping of
the accumulation of the personal well-being days]. Personal well-being days are [Instruction:
Choose one of the following: (1) deemed an accrued benefit. OR (2) not an accrued benefit.
[Note: an “accrued benefit” is a benefit that the employee earns and that must be paid in
compensation to the employee upon the termination of their employment].
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