Sick pay

2019 statutory pay rates revealed

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

Swedish derogation repeal likely in gig economy shake-up

9 Nov 2018

Prime minister Theresa May is planning a series of measures to toughen workers’ rights, including the ending of the Swedish...

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Flexible sick pay could help reduce financial worries

1 Nov 2018

Flexible sick pay, part-time sick leave and phased returns to work should be considered for employees who take absence for...

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Labour pledges to give gig workers the same rights as employees

11 Sep 2018

The Labour party would give gig economy workers the same rights as employees – including sick pay, parental leave and...

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Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice pay deal on rocks as unions reject ‘conditions’

21 Aug 2018

Prospect union members yesterday joined their colleagues at the FDA union in rejecting a five-year pay deal that would have...

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Uber to give drivers medical cover, sick pay and other benefits

24 May 2018

Uber is to introduce numerous protections for its drivers through a new insurance scheme, including sick pay and maternity and...

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Employment status: Time to review off-payroll arrangements

3 Apr 2018

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

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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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Rachel Reeves

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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