Employees in Israel receive 1.5 days of paid sick leave per month of service up to 90 days. Employees must provide a medical certificate signed by a doctor within three days of becoming ill. The certificate should include the employee’s name, identity number, and the estimated period of sickness. There is no payment for the first day, while days two and three are at half pay and fully paid from the fourth day onward. To calculate sick leave, pay, the employer must consider the salary, extra for seniority, extra for family additions, and increase in the cost of living. The employer must pay the sick pay at the time the employees’ wages are paid, provided that the employee gave the employer the sick certificate at least seven days before the due date of the salary payment. However, if the sick certificate was given to the employer after the salary payment due date, the employer must make the sick leave payment immediately after it received the sick certificate. Paid sick leave can also be used for childbirth, mourning, and illness. Employees may use sick days to care for close family members.