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Sick Leave Entitlements

15th June 2021

Big news for Employers – from 24 July 2021, minimum sick leave entitlements will increase from 5 to 10 days per year.

The cycle for entitlement remains the same so this change will come into effect for each of your employees at a different time.  You still have to be employed for six months before you become entitled to sick leave, but once that entitlement is due it is now double what it was!

So how does this work in practice? Here’s how….

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proof of sickness

24th March 2019

Amongst HR professionals, there is often discussion about how easily employees can get medical certificates when they are requested (usually after 3 days of absence).

However, if you have an employee who is delaying producing the medical certificate when requested (or totally unable to provide one), you have two courses of action to take.

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controlling sick leave

5th May 2018

The cold snap has arrived, and unfortunately, with winter, comes sickness and many businesses are faced with escalating employee  absenteeism and requests for sick leave.   But there are tools and techniques you can use to help quantify, monitor and manage the problem of sick leave and other unplanned absences.

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