The Government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2020.
In TSN v Hyvinvointialan Liitto Ry; AKT v Satamaoperaattorit Ry, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that, in the absence of domestic legislation or collective agreements to the contrary, workers on sick leave are not entitled to carry over any paid annual leave over and above the EU minimum of four weeks.
Updated to include information on TSN v Hyvinvointialan Liitto Ry; AKT v Satamaoperaattorit Ry, in which the European Court of Justice confirmed that, in the absence of an agreement to the contrary, holiday carry-over for workers on sick leave is limited to four weeks.
We discuss trends in labour turnover and sickness absence rates based on data gathered by XpertHR.
Sickness absence interventions are most commonly triggered by employees being absent on three or four different occasions in a rolling 12-month period or by an absence for a total of 10 cumulative days.
A model letter to confirm what has been agreed following an informal long-term sickness absence return-to-work meeting (also known as a "return-to-work interview").
A model form to record an informal return-to-work meeting (also known as a "return-to-work interview") taking place after long-term sickness absence.
A model policy to use as a guide to conducting an informal return-to-work meeting (also known as a "return-to-work interview") taking place after long-term sickness absence.
July 2019 saw progress made on an unusual number of proposed employment law changes. The Government published consultations covering workplace sexual harassment, statutory sick pay, family-friendly leave and pay, flexibility in working hours, modern slavery statements, and enforcement of worker rights. It also made announcements on changes to the laws on rehabilitation periods for offenders, settlement agreements, and protection against redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave.
The Government consults on proposals to support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions to remain in work.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sickness absence and sick pay.