Sick pay

Statutory sick pay rebate scheme launched

26 May 2020

Employers are now able to recover any coronavirus-related statutory sick pay (SSP), with HM Revenue & Customs accepting applications from...

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Payroll departments under pressure but ‘unsung heroes of the hour’

6 May 2020

Around a third of payroll departments have been put under pressure due to the coronavirus outbreak – citing reduced team...

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California sues Uber and Lyft over driver benefits

6 May 2020

The state of California is suing the ride-hailing technology companies Uber and Lyft for failing to provide benefits and protections...

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Furlough: updated guidance confirms TUPE and overseas citizens’ eligibility

14 Apr 2020

Employees who were transferred to another organisation under TUPE after 28 February 2020 are eligible for furlough, the government has...

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April 2020 employment law changes: eight tasks for HR

6 Apr 2020

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

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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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