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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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However, just one in 25 know how much they would receive in statutory sick pay, and eight per cent have never even heard of statutory sick pay.
As an employer, you are responsible for operating a statutory sick pay (SSP) scheme, which includes making payments to employees who meet the specified qualifying conditions.
The present system entitles workers to sick pay after a year, 31 days' holiday a year instead of the national level of 28 and pounds 6.
General secretary Dave Prentis said: "It cannot be right that these massive multinational companies can make huge profits but still cheat workers out of basic terms like sick pay - it is enough to make anyone sick.
Company sick pay is different from Statutory Sick Pay in that an employer is free to make its own contractual arrangements and an employer does not need to provide company sick pay at all by law.
The provision of sick pay is therefore subject to the usual problems that confront insurance providers, but existing analyses of insurance markets miss an important dimension of sick pay.
Almost all employers have a broad based program providing some sick pay for short absences from work.
He points to a recent Court of Appeal case, involving HM Revenue & Customs, which has resulted in a judgement which clears employers of any obligation to pay disabled workers more sick pay than their able-bodied colleagues.
At least 12 states have considered sick pay legislation this year.
She continued receiving more than $2,300 a week while on paid leave, claiming 232 days of sick pay, 69 days of vacation and four days of personal leave until she retired, records show.
The daily sick pay was lower since it is based on net income, which is itself determined by the tax class.
Q I HAVE been off work with a bad back for eight weeks but my boss says he doesn't have to give me sick pay.