Updated to include information on the ECJ decision in The Sash Window Workshop, in which a worker was entitled to carry over paid annual leave where he had not been given the opportunity to take it.
The Government has announced that Fit for Work assessment services will close next spring, following low referral rates.
Employers need to plan for an ageing workforce where absences will be longer and employees may need to change their duties and responsibilities, argues David Hope, CEO of absence management specialist FirstCare.
The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2018.
Practical guidance on introducing and managing an occupational sick pay scheme, including deciding on the factors determining entitlement, setting the sick pay rates, taking account of previous absence levels and communicating the scheme details.
XpertHR's sickness absence rates and costs survey shows movement after a long period of stability.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sickness absence and sick pay.