26.07.2021

Increase in Sick Leave Entitlement

From Saturday 24 July 2021, the minimum entitlement to sick leave increases from 5 to 10 days in each entitlement year.

Increase in Sick Leave Entitlement 

New employees will be entitled to 10 days’ sick leave after they have completed 6 months’ current continuous employment with the employer.  For existing employees, the entitlement will increase to 10 days when they next become entitled to sick leave.

Also from 24 July 2021, an employee may carry over up to 10 days’ unused sick leave to a maximum of 20 days’ entitlement in any year.

Now is a good time to review and update your employment agreements and policies to make sure you are up to speed with all the recent legislative changes.  If you have any questions or need any assistance, please get in touch with our Employment Law Team or your usual contact at Hesketh Henry.

Disclaimer:  The information contained in this article is current at the date of publishing and is of a general nature.  It should be used as a guide only and not as a substitute for obtaining legal advice.  Specific legal advice should be sought where required.

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