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Sep 22

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Saoirse Moloney

SSP to come into effect in January 2023

According to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, the statutory sick pay scheme will go into effect on 1 January 2023. As per our previous blog post the Sick Leave Act will establish an entitlement for all employees to sick leave paid by their employer in addition to illness benefits from the state.

Workers will be entitled to three days of paid sick leave in the first year of operation, increasing to five days in year two, seven days in year three, and ten days in year four. Employers will pay sick pay at a rate of 70% of an employee's wage, up to a daily maximum of €110. The law was passed in July but it will not take effect until the new year.

What actions should employers take now?

if your employment contracts already include paid sick leave provisions, you’ll need to review the agreements in line with the new legislation.

An employer who offers a sick leave scheme to employees with more favourable conditions than the terms of the statutory scheme is not subject to additional obligations under the Act.

You can watch our most recent webinar “2022 Legislation Changes” where our expert Jennifer discusses the legislation or read our previous blog post: Preparing for New Sick Pay Rules

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