Sick leave entitlement doubled

21 May 21

The Government has passed a Bill which increases employees’ minimum entitlement to paid sick leave from five to ten days per year. The Bill comes into force in mid-July and will amend the Holidays Act 2003. The Bill allows employees to carry over ten days of unused sick leave per year, to a maximum entitlement of twenty days (which is the current maximum entitlement).

If you have any questions about the Bill, or how this may affect your business, please contact our specialist Employment Team.