Although paid leave benefits are the most widely available benefits offered by employers, it doesn’t mean employees have a guarantee. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Compensation Survey shows some disparities in leave benefits.

For example, most full-time workers can plan a getaway thanks to their employer, but getting paid when you’re sick is more of a problem. According to the Labor Bureau, 91 percent of full-time workers (and 37 percent of part-time workers) in the private industry receive paid vacations, but paid sick leave is less prevalent, available only to 75 percent of full-time workers and 27 percent of part-time workers.

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