sick leave

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sick leave

n.
Paid or unpaid absence from work allowed an employee because of sickness.

sick leave

Leave from duty granted to an officer to recover from sickness or injury, or to receive authorised medical treatment (except hospitalisation).
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* Involve specialised occupational health teams in eligibility assessment earlier than currently, and make the transfer from statutory sick pay to incapacity benefit less automatic.
However, from Saturday 6 April, the qualifying criteria for statutory sick pay as well as the amount of money staff will be entitled to earn each week, will change.
Employees are entitled to statutory sick pay at a rate of PS89.35 a week - less than a fifth of the average PS510 wage - after they have been off work more than four days.
However, you will not be able to exclude employees with less than a year's service from entitlement to statutory sick pay if they meet the prescribed statutory conditions.
Employers should remember that the Statutory Sick Pay requirements remain in force.
He says he is under no obligation to pay anything more than statutory sick pay - leaving me with a wage drop from around pounds 250 to pounds 45.
He says all I can have is statutory sick pay. It means I am left with a pittance.
The responsibility of statutory sick pay and paid annual leave will also be switched to agencies.
However, on 6 April, the qualifying criteria for statutory sick pay as well as the amount of money staff will be entitled to earn each week, will change.
That is despite working-age benefits like statutory sick pay not being available to the self-employed.
The union organisation said its research also revealed that zerohours workers are five times more likely not to qualify for statutory sick pay than permanent workers as a result of their lower level of take home pay.