Sick pay

'Long overdue' Statutory Sick Pay reforms brought to parliament

Proposed reforms to the UK's Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) system are planned to be introduced to parliament today.

Half of employers advertising legal requirements as job perks

UK employers are advertising pensions, sick pay and training as job perks despite them being obliged to offer them by law.

Imminent changes to Statutory Sick Pay: what HR needs to know

Imminent changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will take employers by surprise, and force them to have to decide whether Covid-19 is now just an illness like any other, according to experts.

Living with Covid and the end of isolation: employers risk excluding vulnerable

As all remaining Covid restrictions will be lifted in England from Thursday 24 February, how will employers keep vulnerable staff safe?

HR reluctant to cut sick pay for unvaccinated

Despite a recent increase in firms, including Ikea and Next, opting to cut their above-Statutory Sick Pay for unvaccinated employees, many HR professionals seem wary of potential discrimination.

2022 employment law outlook

HR played a vital role over the last two years to help the workforce navigate the challenges of the pandemic. It looks as though there will be similar challenges to face in 2022, as well as a number...

CIPD calls for Statutory Sick Pay reform

The CIPD has said that the UK’s Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is broken, and a majority of employers agree it needs to be increased.

What you may have missed from day two at CIPD ACE 2021

The HR magazine team headed to Manchester for the CIPD’s annual conference this week. The hybrid event, which allowed delegates to tune in virtually or attend in person, featured plenty of...

Labour pledges to reform sick pay and ban zero-hours contracts

Labour’s promise to extend and increase sick pay to all workers has been welcomed by unions and charities.

Morrisons to cut sick pay for unvaccinated, isolating employees

Supermarket chain Morrisons has come under fire after outlining a policy that will mean unvaccinated employees are not entitled to sick pay if they have to self-isolate.

As Long COVID rates climb, how can employers support their staff?

While we’re by now, sadly too familiar with the devastating impact of COVID-19, there is still relatively little known, or indeed talked about when it comes to Long COVID.

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Employees lack guidance in sickness support

A fifth (19%) of UK employees do not know how their employer would support them if they had to take time off work due to ill-health or an injury.