This policy details what to do if a faculty or staff member has had a verified workplace exposure, developed in 2020 amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Subject to certain exceptions outlined within this policy, the University will not discharge or discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because the employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant.
Hiring Replacements for Staff Members on an Approved Work-Related or Non-Work-Related Illness or Injury Absence
The University will hold a staff position open for a reasonable period of time during an approved work related (Workers’ Compensation) or non-work related (Short-Term Sick Leave) absence and/or after Family Medical Leave (FML) is exhausted and except in cases in which undue hardship is clearly established or where the need for continuing leave is determined to be indefinite.
Faculty and staff may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance compensation when their employment at the University is terminated under circumstances that meet the eligibility criteria established by the law and the applicable regulations of the New York State Department of Labor.
Guidelines and procedures regarding the death of a faculty or staff member, to be followed with tact and sensitivity and modified when individual circumstances warrant.
Hourly-paid staff required to work an evening shift will receive a $.75 per hour shift differential. Hourly-paid staff required to work the night shift will receive $1.00 per hour shift differential. The shift differential is paid in addition to the regular hourly rate for all hours worked on the shift.
This policy provides guidelines and advice to supervisors regarding absenteeism and balancing paid leave protection with the University's right to a reasonable standard of attendance.
On occasion, hourly paid staff may be required to work outside of their current classification or assume additional responsibilities for a short-term period of up to four weeks. The work to be performed must be documented and reviewed by Human Resources and approval from the primary department must be obtained prior to a commitment being made.
It is the University’s intent that all employees receive an uninterrupted meal period when they work a shift of more than 6 hours; consistent with New York State Labor Law.
This policy establishes procedures and guidelines for attendance affected by severe weather conditions and other emergencies.