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7. Pay, Benefits, Paid and Unpaid Time Off Policy

7.1 Pay

7.1.1 Payments

Direct Deposit

Direct payroll deposit is the automatic deposit of your pay into the financial institution accounts that you provide.

Paycheck Deductions

  • Currency exchange is not covered by WBN.

  • If you have requested a leave of absence or unpaid days off, this will be deducted from your paycheck.

  • WBN does not deduct taxes, each Independent Contractor (IC) is responsible to pay tax in their country of residence.

    Monthly Payments:

    Most countries are favorable and scheduled for the monthly payroll, payment date is from 21st to 23rd of each month. In the event of any delays, please inform your Manager if you have not received your payment by the 23rd.

    All bank accounts in Honduras must be in USD and not Lempiras.

    7.1.2 Method of Payment

    Your method of payment will be disclosed and configured during new hire induction and will be set up for monthly payments.

    Every effort is made to avoid errors in your paycheck. If you find an error on your paycheck, please report it immediately to your Manager so corrections can be made as quickly as possible.

7.2 Benefits

7.2.1 Wellness Benefit

As a part of our benefits package, ICs who have completed three months of tenure will be eligible for a $50 wellness benefit. 

7.2.2 Salary Increases

As part of our benefits package, ICs are eligible for a yearly salary increase based on their tenure, goals, and personal performance.

7.3 Vacation, Holidays and Paid Time Off

7.3.1 Vacation days

WBN Staff enjoy 10 business days off for vacation per year. You can take 5 days after 6 months or 10 days after a year. Vacation days need to be requested 1 month in advance and you need to have at least 6 months of tenure working with WBN for staff positions.

If you present your resignation letter before 6 months of tenure you will automatically lose any vacation days accumulated.

7.3.2 Holidays

US Holidays observed are:

  1. Memorial Day

  2. Independence Day

  3. Labor Day

  4. Thanksgiving Day

  5. Christmas Day

  6. New Year’s Day

7.3.3 Local National Holidays or Personal Days

As a benefit, you can take up to 4 days of the holidays observed in your country or use these days as personal time off.

You need to request these in writing 1 month in advance. You need to have at least 6 months of tenure working with your client, and you accumulate 1 personal day every 3 months.

You can only take one Personal Day or Local National Holiday at a time, unless otherwise approved by your Manager.
If you present your resignation letter before 6 months of tenure you will automatically lose any personal days accumulated.

7.3.4 Sick leave

If you become sick, inform your manager. You have a benefit of 3 paid sick days a year, if you require additional days, you will not be paid for them. This benefit applies regardless of your tenure.

7.3.5 Bereavement Leave

IC should send certified or official documents to get their payment for up to two days. Bereavement leave is a paid leave which is available to all WBN staff at the time of death or funeral of a member of IC’s immediate family such as husband, wife, child, mother, father, siblings, and grandparents.

7.3.6 Maternity/Paternity Leave

All Staff who have been with WBN for more than one year are eligible for half pay WBN base salary.

ICs could leave on maternity/paternity for up to 2 months.

When the IC has more than 3 years of tenure with WBN, they are entitled to up to 3 months of Maternity/Paternity leave.

7.4 Unpaid time off
7.4.1 Leave of absence for emergencies

WBN may grant unpaid leave of absence (LOA) to ICs. Request a leave in writing as far in advance as possible, keep in touch with your Manager.

If your leave expires and you fail to return to work without contacting Work Better Now and, it will be assumed that you do not plan to return and that you have voluntarily terminated your contract.

WBN ICs must use all remaining paid time off balances before taking any leave without pay.

7.5 Tenure Calculation

Your tenure will be effective when you have a start working with WBN

If your contract is ended by the client and you are going back to the VA Pool, your tenure will stop counting on the last day you worked.

Once you get hired again, your tenure will resume.

Please note that during the time you don’t have a client, those days will not be considered or counted on your tenure days.

7.6 Documenting time off

Team members can request time off by emailing their manager and submitting an approved request to Daniela Valencia at dvalencia@workbetterbow.com

1.Submit request to Direct Manager

2. Include Direct manager to the email request

3. Expect email confirmation

4. Set your Out of office notice for the duration of the time off

Pay, Benefits and Paid/Unpaid Time Off

Date Created: March 2021

Last Updated: April 2024

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