The chancellor of the exchequer has announced £7 billion of extraordinary measures to help support businesses and individuals who will be affected by the covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in his first Budget.
Darren Newman discusses how employers can deal with the special circumstances created by the coronavirus.
The government is drawing up plans to offer financial support to people who are self-isolating but who do not qualify for statutory sick pay (SSP) - including self-employed workers and people who earn below the £118-a-week threshold.
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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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sickness absence and sick pay.