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    Employment Classifications

    It is the policy of Memorial Hospital Los Banos to assign employees to a specific employment category in order to determine eligibility and accrual percentages for various benefits.

    Full-Time Employment

    Regularly scheduled for at least 72 hours (working 12 hour shifts) or 80 hours (working 8 hour shifts) during each 14 day pay period.

    Accrue 100% of Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Sick time (EST) benefits.

    On the first day of the month following 90 days of full-time employment, the employee receives:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance coverage.
    • Enrollment in the Pension Plan after eligibility requirements are met.

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    Regular Part-Time w/Benefits

    Regularly scheduled for 32 to 71 hours during each 14 day pay period.

    Accrues a percentage of Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Sick Time (EST) based on the number of hours paid (excluding standby and call-back hours).

    On the first day of the month following 90 days of Regular Part-Time w/benefits employment, the employee receives:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance coverage.
    • Enrollment in the Pension Plan after eligibility requirements are met.

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    Regular Part-Time No PTO/EST

    Regularly scheduled 32 to 71 hours during each 14 day pay period.

    Receives appropriate salary premium in lieu of PTO/EST benefits.

    Enrollment in the Pension Plan after eligibility requirements are met.

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    On Call / Per Diem

    Scheduled less than 32 hours during each 14 day pay period.

    Receives appropriate salary premium in lieu of waivable discretionary benefits, effective the first day of employment.

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    Temporary Employees

    Temporary employees may be scheduled up to 80 hours per pay period for a short period of time (limited to agreement of 90 days or less).

    Temporary employees will be paid on an hourly basis and will not qualify for discretionary employee benefits.

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    Probationary Employment

    The first 90 calendar days of employment is considered as the "Probationary Period". The Hospital can extend the duration of the Probationary Period one or more times, if, in its sole and absolute discretion, it determines that such an extension is appropriate. The employment relationship can be terminated by the employee or the employer at any time during or after the Probationary Period, for any reason, without any advance notice.

    During the Probationary Period, the employee will earn Paid Time Off (PTO), if eligible. However the employee may not use PTO unless he/she has completed the 90 day Probationary Period.