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#Sick Pay

# sick-pay - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Explainer: All you need to know about your new right to sick pay

Explainer: All you need to know about your new right to sick pay

Nov 30th 2022, 7:00 PM 22,903 Views 11 Comments

Employers will soon be required to pay their staff when too sick to work.

# sick-pay - This year 2022

New sick pay law to guarantee all workers three days paid sick leave once commenced
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

New sick pay law to guarantee all workers three days paid sick leave once commenced

Jul 13th 2022, 5:33 PM 23,743 Views 12 Comments

This is the first time Ireland has had a statutory sick pay scheme.

Poll: Does your job have paid sick leave?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does your job have paid sick leave?

Mar 30th 2022, 9:09 AM 30,451 Views 22 Comments

Currently, there are discrepancies around Ireland in sick pay.

New sick pay scheme to guarantee all workers up to 10 days paid leave by 2026
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

New sick pay scheme to guarantee all workers up to 10 days paid leave by 2026

Mar 30th 2022, 8:02 AM 24,020 Views 22 Comments

Cabinet approved the Sick Leave Bill 2022 yesterday, which will legislate for a statutory sick pay scheme in Ireland for the first time.

# sick-pay - Last year 2021

Workers to get at least 10 days paid sick leave phased in between now and 2025
# Workers Rights
# Workers Rights

Workers to get at least 10 days paid sick leave phased in between now and 2025

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 3:02 PM 50,890 Views 100 Comments

Statutory sick pay will be phased in to help employers to plan ahead and manage the additional costs.

# sick-pay - All time

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda

Nov 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 20,901 Views 23 Comments

An employment law expert explains the current legal situation and the government’s options.

Varadkar launches public consultation on plans for laws to give employees legal right to sick pay
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Varadkar launches public consultation on plans for laws to give employees legal right to sick pay

Nov 16th 2020, 6:39 AM 27,582 Views 57 Comments

The Tánaiste said statutory sick pay must be fair for workers and employers.

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic

Sep 22nd 2020, 6:53 PM 17,512 Views 22 Comments

Ireland is one of only five EU members that doesn’t recognise sick pay as a right.

'The pandemic exposed big failings': ICTU calls for mandatory sick pay for all workers
# Protection
# Protection

'The pandemic exposed big failings': ICTU calls for mandatory sick pay for all workers

Sep 20th 2020, 4:21 PM 34,670 Views 48 Comments

The union said up to half of the labour force, including hundreds of thousands of low-paid workers, do not receive sick pay.

Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country
# Clusters And Lockdowns
# Clusters And Lockdowns

Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 84,377 Views 86 Comments

In the 28 days up to 15 August, there were 330 confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with meat/poultry factory outbreaks.

Opinion: The state of sick pay in Ireland is sickening
# Sick And Tired
# Sick And Tired

Opinion: The state of sick pay in Ireland is sickening

Aug 16th 2020, 7:30 AM 58,381 Views 62 Comments

Ireland is completely out of line with European norms in not requiring employers to continue to pay a worker’s wage if sick and unable to work, writes Dr Laura Bambrick.

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis

Mar 26th 2020, 12:41 PM 82,421 Views 49 Comments

The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.

Air Berlin furious as 200 pilots call in sick forcing cancellations
# Turbulent Times
# Turbulent Times

Air Berlin furious as 200 pilots call in sick forcing cancellations

Sep 12th 2017, 10:10 PM 23,746 Views 24 Comments

The day cost the struggling company millions of euro.

Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now
# Angry At The System
# Angry At The System

Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now

Feb 2nd 2015, 8:00 AM 1,055 Views 86 Comments

I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that a mere three weeks could change my life so drastically.

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes
# Injured
# Injured

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes

Apr 14th 2014, 11:58 AM 10,141 Views 0 Comments

Sick and injured gardaí have already been moved to lower rates of sick pay as changes in legislation reduce the amount of time they can receive the full rate.

Four in ten employers to increase pay in 2013
# Pay Rise
# Pay Rise

Four in ten employers to increase pay in 2013

Dec 3rd 2012, 6:50 AM 5,937 Views 11 Comments

Three quarters of companies with occupational sick pay schemes said the potential impact of a statutory scheme would result in a revision of existing sick pay and benefit entitlements.

What should the government do about sick pay? Here's three suggestions
# Who Pays?
# Who Pays?

What should the government do about sick pay? Here's three suggestions

Dec 1st 2012, 9:15 AM 7,677 Views 31 Comments

The government has made it clear that it isn’t happy to keep footing the bill for employee sick pay – so we’ve asked Sinn Féin, TASC and IBEC what they think should be done about it.

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?

Nov 16th 2012, 10:23 AM 13,118 Views 75 Comments

Who should pay?

Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC

Nov 16th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,217 Views 23 Comments

The employers’ group publishes a survey saying almost half of all firms believe paying sick employees could affect their sustainability.

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC

Oct 30th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,221 Views 8 Comments

The quarterly Business Sentiment Survey shows uncertainty at the Budget – and the future of the Eurozone – is taking its toll.

Government defeats FF Dáil motion to stop sick pay changes
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Government defeats FF Dáil motion to stop sick pay changes

Oct 24th 2012, 9:36 PM 8,960 Views 94 Comments

The Dáil voted 70-45 in favour of a Government counter-motion noting that the Cabinet hasn’t yet approved the plans.

FF to call on Government to scrap sick pay reforms
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

FF to call on Government to scrap sick pay reforms

Oct 23rd 2012, 8:13 AM 5,257 Views 33 Comments

The party describes the reforms as “job-destroying” and is to table a motion on them before the Dáil this week.

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered

Oct 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,239 Views 29 Comments

The business group says plans to increase PRSI or make employers cover sick will hamper job creation.

James Reilly to target lengthy sick leave
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

James Reilly to target lengthy sick leave

Oct 18th 2012, 1:54 PM 9,766 Views 40 Comments

The Health Minister will demand that hospitals take a tougher line with staff in order to target excessive absenteeism rates.

Three HSE staff dismissed over "very poor attendance records"
# HSE
# HSE

Three HSE staff dismissed over "very poor attendance records"

Sep 28th 2012, 2:00 PM 15,829 Views 72 Comments

More than 100 staff have also had their sick leave scheme suspended in the last six months.

Column: Making employers pay for sick leave is simply not fair
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Making employers pay for sick leave is simply not fair

Sep 19th 2012, 9:30 PM 168 Views 62 Comments

Placing social welfare costs onto businesses is an additional burden on employers and will result in job losses writes Ian Martin.

Public service sick leave halved for most employees
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

Public service sick leave halved for most employees

Jul 19th 2012, 1:25 PM 11,863 Views 106 Comments

The amount of paid sick leave is to be reduced from six months to three months.

Bruton says sick pay row is a private matter for Cabinet
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Bruton says sick pay row is a private matter for Cabinet

Jul 16th 2012, 10:30 AM 3,661 Views 27 Comments

Last week the minister circulated a briefing document criticising Minister Joan Burton’s proposal to increase the number of sick pay days an employers pays.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jun 21st 2012, 7:58 PM 8,466 Views 14 Comments

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

Burton looks to play down tensions over sick pay reform
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Burton looks to play down tensions over sick pay reform

Jun 18th 2012, 9:19 AM 3,242 Views 25 Comments

The social protection minister says a dispute about reforms to sick pay is not about her or any other minister.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Feb 20th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,713 Views 1 Comment

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…

Employers warn that Burton's sick pay proposals will result in job losses
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Employers warn that Burton's sick pay proposals will result in job losses

Feb 20th 2012, 6:46 PM 6,570 Views 43 Comments

The Small Firms Association and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation have condemned the government’s plans to shift the burden of sick pay on to employers.

Burton puts forward plan to make employers pay for sick leave
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Burton puts forward plan to make employers pay for sick leave

Feb 20th 2012, 4:04 PM 3,516 Views 30 Comments

The proposals, which would see employers pay for the first four weeks of sick leave, are being discussed at a forum today.

Mandatory sick pay "will lead to job losses and absenteeism"
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Mandatory sick pay "will lead to job losses and absenteeism"

Jan 23rd 2012, 12:44 PM 3,416 Views 10 Comments

That is according to the business owners who took part in a survey for ISME, who said that mandatory sick pay of four weeks will have a “disastrous effect” on businesses.

Retailers call for no taxes on consumers and cuts to expenditure in Budget
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Retailers call for no taxes on consumers and cuts to expenditure in Budget

Nov 28th 2011, 7:15 AM 1,070 Views 2 Comments

Retail Ireland has called on the government not to increase excise duty and not to shift the payment of sick leave onto employers in the Budget next week.

Employers slam Burton plans to make them cover sick pay
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Employers slam Burton plans to make them cover sick pay

Nov 16th 2011, 9:23 AM 2,384 Views 41 Comments

Associations attack reported plans that Joan Burton may introduce legislation making them cover four weeks of sick pay.

Government paid out €1billion on sick days last year
# Sick Days
# Sick Days

Government paid out €1billion on sick days last year

Oct 8th 2011, 12:32 PM 462 Views 22 Comments

Irish workers claimed for 26 million days off in 2010, according to new figures.