You know, as far as the differing pay rates are concerned, I hadn't thought about that aspect of it. There is no point of cut off for the employee receiving the leave sharing. In the case of the employee who had cancer, we had several "rounds" of leave sharing time and whatever was left when she passed away was paid to her survivors.
We don't have a policy in our handbook as these situations are treated on a case-by-case basis. Employees pretty much demanded that management develop something when the employee with cancer had used up all of her leave time.
Standby, I'll BRB!
*makes call to Human Resources*