Sick pay

Employment status: Time to review off-payroll arrangements

With greater scrutiny of employment status by HMRC, employers need to look carefully at their off-payroll labour arrangements, argues Hilary...

DPD to offer self-employed drivers sick pay and annual leave

26 Mar 2018

Parcel delivery company DPD is to give self-employed drivers access to benefits such as paid annual leave, sick pay and...

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Three common misconceptions about sick pay

21 Feb 2018

With recent figures showing that many employees have little idea of their sick pay entitlements, Leon Deakin from Coffin Mew...

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Five things buried in the Good Work plan consultations

9 Feb 2018

When the Government revealed its plans to bolster workers’ rights from their first day at work under its Good Work...

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Emergency blood couriers recognised as employees

8 Feb 2018

Couriers delivering emergency blood supplies have won full employment rights in an out-of-court settlement with pathology company The Doctors Laboratory...

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Lack of action on gig economy workers’ rights criticised

7 Feb 2018

The Government’s plans to bolster workers’ rights have been criticised for stopping short of bringing in new laws to prevent...

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Taylor review: Government pledges to enforce day-one rights for workers

7 Feb 2018

The Government has vowed to enforce workers’ rights from their first day in a job, in response to the recommendations...

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Few employees aware of statutory sick pay entitlement

30 Jan 2018

Only 4% of employees know how much statutory sick pay they are entitled to, according to a health insurer, leaving...

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UK statutory sick pay is ‘inadequate’

25 Jan 2018

Statutory sick pay arrangements in the UK are in breach of legal obligations under the European Social Charter, according to...

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Fit for Work assessments to be scrapped

1 Dec 2017

The Government has announced that Fit for Work assessment services will close next spring, following low referral rates.
Employers, employees...

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New statutory pay rates for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoption and sickness

27 Nov 2017

The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay...

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Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor Review

11 Jul 2017

Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...

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The Taylor Review: what employers need to know

11 Jul 2017

The long-awaited Taylor Review of modern employment practices emerged today, introduced at a press conference hosted by Prime Minister Theresa...

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Dependent contractor status proposed in Taylor review

10 Jul 2017

An alternative worker status – dependent contractor – will be proposed by the Taylor review tomorrow alongside calls for new...

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Deliveroo calls for new gig worker status

7 Jul 2017

Food delivery company Deliveroo has announced plans to offer its self-employed couriers sick pay as it calls on the Government...

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