- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - The Denham Springs City Council may have to repeal part of the city’s advance sick leave policy after the state Legislative Auditor’s Office said the policy violates state law.

Under the policy, The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1mvd8KD ) city employees may apply to the city council for sick leave beyond the hours they have accrued, up to 120 days.

Any advance leave is repaid using sick time the employee earns after returning to work.

If the employee stops working for the city before earning enough sick leave to repay the advance, the employee must reimburse the city for the difference.

The policy, included in the city’s code of ordinances, also permits the city council to waive that repayment.

The council will meet April 28 and vote on a repeal of the policy.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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