The Sick Leave Act 2022: Where are we now?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 7 November 2023
Ronan McCann
A&L Goodbody LLP
Issues covered: Sick Pay

What does the Sick Leave Act 2022 provide?

The Sick Leave Act 2022 (the Act) has been in force since 1 January 2023 and provides employees in Ireland with a right to statutory sick pay (SSP) for the first time. 

An employee who has completed 13 weeks’ continuous service is currently entitled to SSP of up to three days per year, on condition that the employee provides their employer with a medical certificate stating that they are unable to work. SSP is paid by the employer at a rate of 70% of an employee's pay subject to a daily maximum of €110.

The Act provides that employers may have sick pay provisions that are as favourable, or more favourable, to an employee than SSP and

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Ronan McCann
A&L Goodbody LLP

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