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Do any of your employees qualify for statutory sick pay?

June 11, 2015 by Lyn Lulham

Do any of your employees qualify for statutory sick pay?

  • Have they been absent for 4 or more days?
  • Have they started working for you yet?
  • Have they notified you within the terms of their contract?
  • Are they earning at least the lower earnings level of NI?

All of the above criteria must be met for an employee to qualify for SSP. However did you know that if an employee is absent due to illness and is then absent again within 8 weeks, these periods of illness are treated as linked? Even if they are not for the same illness, the SSP rules still apply.

For more information on SSP (Statutory Sick Pay) or our payroll solutions, feel free get in touch with us. Alternatively for more detail on SSP and linked PIW’s (Period of incapacity to work) visit our client area page.

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