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Compensation for injuries sustained in city service.
(A) If any regular, full-time city employee, other than those entitled to benefits under Section 4850 of the Labor Code of the State of California, is disabled by injury or illness arising out and in the course of his duties, he or she shall become entitled, regardless of his or her length of service with the city, to leave of absence while so disabled, with salary, at the rate of 80% of his or her regular base pay, for the period of the disability but not exceeding six months, commencing with the first day of absence from work after the date of injury on account of the injury or illness. Any regular, full-time city employee who receives worker's compensation benefits for any portion of the six-month period shall be obligated to, and shall, pay all worker's compensation benefits for any portion of the six-month period to the city.
(B) Any regular, full-time employee regulated by division (A) above, may, at his or her election, receive full salary during his or her continued period of temporary disability after the expiration of the six-month period as provided for therein by charging accrued sick leave time, accrued vacation time and/or accrued overtime to the difference between the worker's compensation benefits he or she receives and his or her full salary. The payment by the city to the employee of the difference between his or her worker's compensation benefits and his or her full salary shall result in pro rata reduction of accrued sick leave time, accrued vacation time and/or accrued overtime available to the employee in increments of the closest half-hour.
('86 Code, § 2.54.020) (Ord. 3377, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 3575, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 3993, passed - - )