Tag Archives: Statutory sick pay

Changes in legislation

There are a number of key changes that came into force on 6 April 2014. We have summarised the main legislative changes below. Acas Early Conciliation Scheme (EC) This will apply to most Employment Tribunal claims. It requires Claimants to … Continue reading

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New rates of statutory maternity pay and sick pay from 6 April 2014

The Welfare Benefits Up-rating Order 2014 has now been published which means that from the 6 April 2014 the following changes will come into force: Statutory sick pay will increase from £86.70 to £87.55 and Maternity pay, ordinary and additional … Continue reading

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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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