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A new approach to long-term sickness absence?

The Government has published the results of an independent review of the sickness absence system. The review recommends the introduction of an Independent Assessment Service (IAS) to assess individuals’ physical and/or mental state when they have been signed off work … Continue reading

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The Working Time Regulations and holidays – are we finally seeing some solutions?

The Government is currently consulting on proposals to amend the Working Time Regulations to permit the carry-over of annual leave, by those employees who are unable to take it in the year which it accrues due to sickness absence. As … Continue reading

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Holiday and Sickness Absence – the saga continues…..

Do sick workers lose the right to holiday accruing in a leave year if they don’t request to take it before the leave year ends? Not according to a recent EAT decision.  A worker who is too ill to work … Continue reading

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How to deal with the absent employee

Absence from work is a perennial problem, whether it’s frequent short term absences or long term health problems.  Whatever from it takes, employers often find absence difficult to deal with, particularly where an employee suffers from disability.  Research has shown … Continue reading

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