EY Law Insights – Statutory Sick Pay

Posted in : EY Law Insights on 28 July 2022
Deirdre Malone
EY Law Ireland
Issues covered: SSP; Sickness and Absence

Ireland is late to the party from a European standard, but the Sick Leave Bill finally passed all stages of the Oireachtas last week and has been sent to the President for signing.

Ranking ahead of only Malta in one comparative study of sick pay across 42 European countries, Ireland is lagging behind our neighbours without a SSP scheme for employees. It is estimated that approximately half of private sector employees do not have access to paid sick leave.

In this EY Law insight, Deirdre MalonePartner, and Laura Ryan, Solicitor, in the Employment Team at EY Law examine the imminent legislation and detail employers’ obligations to ensure that they are ready to comply with this new

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Deirdre Malone
EY Law Ireland

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