Can my employer take away accrued sick time?

My employer is global but based out of the USA. I work in Nevada. We accrue paid sick time. Sick time is NOT frontloaded. I accure 4 hrs per month. On my last pay stub of 2018 it showed I had accrued 48hrs of paid sick leave. Now that I have received my first 2019 check I see that I only have 4 hours of usable sick leave and the rest has gone into my "sick bank". I inquired what this meant and was told that sick bank time can only be used with approved FMLA leave. Due to the federal FMLA eligibility requirements, the size and location of our office, my employees and I will NEVER be eligible to be approved for FMLA leave. So basically after being there 2 years and having 60 hours in my sick bank if I am hit by a car tomorrow and need a week off of work I only have 4hrs of sick time to use??? Is this legal??? Especially since we will never be approved for FMLA. Why have I just lost sick time that I accrued in the last 90days not to even mention the last 2 years??? I might be more understanding if my sick time was frontloaded for the full year in January but it's not. I went from having 48 hours to 4 hours.

0 answers  |  asked Jan 14, 2019 12:25 PM [EST]  |  applies to Nevada

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