Sick pay

Statutory sick pay uplift criticised as ‘miserly’

Unions have criticised the government for increasing statutory sick pay by a ‘miserly’ 50p per week.

April 2021 employment law changes: five things for HR to do

6 Apr 2021

An annual update on the changes to employment law that are happening in April 2021 – IR35, national living wage, statutory pay rates...

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Vulnerable workers won’t need to shield from 1 April

18 Mar 2021

Employees currently 'shielding' will be able to return to the workplace next month, but should still work from home where possible.

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Extra 1.7 million clinically vulnerable people told to shield

16 Feb 2021

New research has led to an extension of the numbers who need to shield; TUC urges employers to support shielding workers. 

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Watchdog urged to scrutinise equality impact of pandemic response

15 Feb 2021

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been urged to investigate alleged equality failings in the government’s response to...

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Pay care workers in full when sick, urges union

8 Feb 2021

Care workers are resorting to taking annual leave if they fall sick rather than be paid £96 a week statutory sick pay.

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Chancellor unveils more financial support for lockdown-hit firms

5 Jan 2021

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will be able to apply for one-off grants of up to £9,000 per property, in...

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Gig economy: Just Eat offers couriers better terms

9 Dec 2020

Food delivery company Just Eat has announced it will offer couriers pay by the hour rather than per job in...

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Self-isolating workers should have access to furlough

9 Dec 2020

The government should use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to encourage more workers to self-isolate and help people to...

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April 2021 statutory maternity, paternity and sick pay rates published

8 Dec 2020

The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay, parental bereavement...

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Ireland: Four changes for HR and payroll teams in 2021

8 Dec 2020

As HR and payroll teams in the Republic of Ireland prepare for the new tax year, Personnel Today looks at...

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Staff at a Zizzi restaurant allegedly worked despite Covid fears

5 Nov 2020

A branch of Zizzi near Bristol was temporarily closed after staff allegedly continuing to work despite potentially having Covid.

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Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

2 Oct 2020

As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for...

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Mind the disability gap: why small business must not be a no-go area for occupational health

2 Oct 2020

Small businesses are often thought of as something of a no-go area for occupational health provision and support – not...

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Self-isolation, testing and SSP: employers’ questions answered

16 Sep 2020

The UK may be on the cusp of a second coronavirus wave. Results from a population based study suggested the...

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