The Workplace Relations Act 2015 & Sick Leave

Posted in : HR Updates ROI on 10 June 2015
Caroline Reidy
The HR Suite
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On the 20th May 2015 the Work Place Relations Act 2015 (the “Act”) was enacted. This Act sees the overhaul of the employment law adjudication process in this jurisdiction in addition to significant changes to employment rights for employees and employers.

One such change is the right to accrue annual leave for employees on long term sick leave. In practical sense, this means that employees who are on long term leave due to illness will now be entitled to accrue their annual leave entitlement. This will result in employers facing payment for not only public holiday but also annual leave entitlements despite the absence of the employee.

The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 provides

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Caroline Reidy
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