Jewish Senior Life offers workers nearly a dozen different types of paid leave time, allowing them time for things like voting and donating blood and bone marrow, or the chance to pull away from work if they witness or are victims of crime.

It also decided a few years ago to follow a growing trend to change paid sick and vacation time policies.

When Jewish Senior Life found that only half of its workers used sick time, and those who did only called in for about four days a year, the company decided to eliminate buckets of paid sick and vacation time for a more general paid time off policy, said Emy Giacalone, senior vice president of human resources.

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