The answer to the question: 'Are part-time employees entitled to sick leave?' is a big, fat 'yes'.
The BCEA has the following to say on part-time employees and sick leave entitlement
How do you work this out?
The number of days your part-time employee works in a six-week period determines the number of paid sick leave days he can claim.
Keep in mind that if your employee works for various employers (you being one of them), he's entitled to claim pro-rata sick pay from each of you.
The number of hours this employee works per six-week period will determine the amount of paid sick leave that he'll be able to claim.
The Loose Leaf Service explains that this situation would be different if your waitress worked for only for you and for less than 24 hours per month. In this case, she wouldn't be entitled to any sick leave.
Now that you know what the BCEA says about sick leave entitlement for part-time staff, make sure you comply.
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