Article 11 — Personal Days, Floating Days, Holidays and Sick Days

  1. Personal Days: Registered Nurses shall be entitled to three (3) personal days annually which can be used in emergency situations or may be scheduled in advance.
  2. Floating Days:  Registered Nurses shall be entitled to three (3) floating days annually, and four (4) days in any year in which Yom Kippur falls on an employee’s regularly scheduled work day, which shall be scheduled in advance.
  3. Holidays:
    1. Full-Time Registered Nurses, effective thirty (30) calendar days after their date of hire, will be entitled annually to the following paid holidays:

      New Year’s Day
      Martin Luther King’s Birthday
      President’s Day
      Memorial Day
      Independence Day
      Labor Day
      Thanksgiving Day and the day after
      Christmas Day

    2. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, Registered Nurses are allowed the previous Friday off.  When a holiday falls on a Sunday, Registered Nurses are allowed the following Monday off.
    3. A Registered Nurse who is scheduled to work on any of the contractual holidays listed above shall be paid for work performed on that day at the rate of one and one half (1.5) times the Registered Nurse’s regular compensation rate. In addition, the Registered Nurse shall receive an additional day off at the regular compensation rate within sixty (60) days of the holiday.
    4. Before Christmas and on New Year’s Eve, the regular closing time for LGI will be 3:00PM. However, RNs may be required to work beyond 3:00 PM and, if so, will be selected on a rotational basis (based on inverse seniority) after first soliciting volunteers. 
    5. f a Registered Nurse is absent the scheduled workday before and/or the scheduled workday after a paid legal holiday (or day in lieu thereof) or the Registered Nurse’s paid time off, the Employer may demand proof of illness or injury.  The Employer may deny payment for such day if satisfactory proof is requested and not furnished.    
  4. Sick Days:  Full-Time Registered Nurses hired prior to January 1, 2011 shall be entitled to ten (10) paid sick days a year. Full-Time Registered Nurses hired on or after January 1, 2011 shall be entitled to nine (9) paid sick days a year.  Sick days can be accrued to a maximum of ninety-six (96) days and may be carried over from year to year, but no Registered Nurse shall be entitled to any pay-out of unused sick days upon termination of employment with the Employer.  Sick days may be used only when the Registered Nurse is unable to work due to their own illness, injury or need for personal medical attention.  Sick days are paid at the Registered Nurse’s regular daily rate of pay.  Regular Part-Time Registered Nurses shall receive pro rata sick leave.
  5. Regular Part-Time Registered Nurses receive pro-rata holidays (subject to the same thirty (30) calendar day requirement as Full-Time Registered Nurses) , personal days, and floating days, based on their regularly scheduled hours of work compared to Full-Time hours of work.
  6. Outside Education:  Registered Nurses may request personal days, floating days or vacation to attend professional meetings of their choosing.  If attendance is requested by the Employer, Registered Nurses will be paid for their attendance at professional meetings and any registration fees and related expenses will be paid by the Employer.

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