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Table 2 Items used to assess labor practices

From: Work productivity loss from depression: evidence from an employer survey

Construct Item
Sick leave Please check the answer that best describes your company’s sick leave benefits: (a) paid sick leave, (b) paid sick leave as part of paid time off, or (c) no paid sick leave.
Probability of hiring temporaries when employees are absent When an employee in your company misses work because of illness for one week, how likely is your company to hire a temporary worker? (a) never hire temporary workers, (b) seldom hire temporary workers, (c) sometimes hire temporary workers, (d) often hire temporary workers, or (e) always hire temporary workers*
Probability of work completion by coworker/employee when employees are absent This next question asks you about employees in your company who are not replaced by temporary workers whey they are absent. When an employee in your company misses work because of illness for one week, how much of that employee’s work will be completed by coworkers or the employee him/herself upon return? (a) 0%, (b) 25%, (c) 50%, (d) 75%, or (e) 100%.
Probability of work completion by coworker/employee when employees are non-productive When an employee in your company attends work but is not productive for one week, how much of that employee’s work will be completed by coworkers or the employee him/herself when the employee feels better? (a) 0%, (b) 25%, (c) 50%, (d) 75%, or (e) 100%.
  1. *Scored as never =0%, seldom =25%, sometimes =50%, often =75%, always =100%.