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SICKNESS ABSENCE - 13.07.2020

Postnatal depression after maternity leave

According to the NHS, postnatal depression affects over one in ten women and can start at any time in the first year after giving birth. What’s the legal position if an employee due back from maternity leave fails to return because she has postnatal depression?
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CORONAVIRUS - SICKNESS ABSENCE - 16.06.2020

What are the implications for employers of test and trace?

The requirement to self-isolate for 14 days to limit the spread of coronavirus has been extended to cover where an individual is notified that they need to do so under the new NHS “test and trace” service. How does this affect employers?
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CORONAVIRUS - STATUTORY SICK PAY - 11.06.2020

Reclaiming coronavirus sick pay

Having been overshadowed by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the reclaim service for statutory sick pay (SSP) went live at the end of May 2020. Who can use it and what’s involved in the reclaim process?
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CORONAVIRUS - SICKNESS ABSENCE - 04.06.2020

Can you send employees home from work to self-isolate?

With staff gradually returning to workplaces and enjoying more outside leisure time after lockdown, there’s still a risk they will catch coronavirus. What should you do if an employee at work subsequently starts displaying symptoms of the virus?
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CORONAVIRUS - SSP - 04.06.2020

New rules on reclaiming statutory sick pay

Under new regulations which came into force on 26 May 2020, some businesses may reclaim statutory sick pay costs (SSP) from HMRC in certain coronavirus-related circumstances. Which businesses are eligible and what SSP costs can be reclaimed?
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SICKNESS ABSENCE - 18.05.2020

Converting sickness absence to holiday

An employee who’s been signed off sick for two weeks has several weeks’ paid annual leave outstanding. As you only pay statutory sick pay during sick leave, they’ve asked to convert their sickness absence to holiday. Is this OK?
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SICKNESS ABSENCE - 18.05.2020

Converting sickness absence to holiday

An employee who’s been signed off sick for two weeks has several weeks’ paid annual leave outstanding. As you only pay statutory sick pay during sick leave, they’ve asked to convert their sickness absence to holiday. Is this OK?
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CORONAVIRUS - SSP - 04.06.2020

New rules on reclaiming statutory sick pay

Under new regulations which came into force on 26 May 2020, some businesses may reclaim statutory sick pay costs (SSP) from HMRC in certain coronavirus-related circumstances. Which businesses are eligible and what SSP costs can be reclaimed?
Read more

CORONAVIRUS - SICKNESS ABSENCE - 04.06.2020

Can you send employees home from work to self-isolate?

With staff gradually returning to workplaces and enjoying more outside leisure time after lockdown, there’s still a risk they will catch coronavirus. What should you do if an employee at work subsequently starts displaying symptoms of the virus?
Read more

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