Sick pay

April 2020 employment law changes: eight tasks for HR

Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....

Top 10 HR questions March 2020: Coronavirus

2 Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic dominated the top 10 most popular FAQs in March.
The coronavirus outbreak is having a big impact...

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Government considers Statutory Self-Employment Pay

24 Mar 2020

The government is considering introducing Statutory Self-Employment Pay, following pressure from many who fear the current lockdown to stem the...

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Chancellor announces grants to cover 80% of wages

20 Mar 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak claims his economic plan in response to the coronavirus outbreak is one of the most comprehensive in the world.

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Coronavirus: Workday staff to receive financial support

17 Mar 2020

HR technology firm Workday is to make a one-off payment to staff to help prevent financial hardship during the coronavirus...

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Chancellor’s financial support measures are insufficient, says CIPD

14 Mar 2020

Statutory sick pay needs to be significantly increased and eligibility extended if workers are to keep themselves safe from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Occupational health to have ‘prominent’ role in fight against coronavirus

12 Mar 2020

The role and expertise of occupational health professionals is going to become “ever-more prominent” as the UK, and UK employers,...

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Budget 2020: Coronavirus help ‘not enough’ to avoid hardship

11 Mar 2020

Measures announced in the Budget today will make it easier for workers’ to self-isolate if they suspect they have the...

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Construction industry urged to relax sick pay rules for coronavirus

9 Mar 2020

Sick pay rules should be amended in the construction industry to help tackle the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: workers to get statutory sick pay from day one

4 Mar 2020

Employees will get statutory sick pay (SSP) from their first day off work rather than the fourth as part of...

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Wetherspoon treating coronavirus ‘like any other illness’

28 Feb 2020

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has been criticised for stating that staff will be subject to regular statutory sick pay rules...

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Coronavirus: self-isolating staff ‘should get sick pay’ says Hancock

27 Feb 2020

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said people returning to the UK from Italian towns quarantined because of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

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Covid-19 coronavirus and employers: What we know so far

26 Feb 2020

Coronavirus continues to dominate the headlines, most recently as a hotel in Tenerife is put into lockdown after a visiting...

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Acas publishes coronavirus advice for employers

19 Feb 2020

Acas has published advice for employers on dealing with the new coronavirus outbreak, including how to handle employees who have...

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MPs’ staff call for transfer of rights when they move offices

28 Oct 2019

MPs’ employees have called for the protection of employment rights such as sick pay and parental leave if they move between parliamentary offices.

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