Statutory Sick Pay Scheme to be phased in over four years
The Government’s plans for a Statutory Sick Pay Scheme is being debated in the Oireachtas this month. The proposal is to phase it in over four years with three days payable in 2022, 5 days in 2023, 7 days in 2024 and 10 days annually from 2025.
RGDATA is asking its members to take part in a survey – as it needs up to date information about sick pay and sick leave in members’ stores.
Sick pay will be paid by employers at a rate of 70% of an employee’s wage, subject to a daily threshold of €110. The daily earnings threshold of €110 is based on 2019 mean weekly earnings of €786.33 and equates to an annual salary of €40,889.16. It can be revised over time by ministerial order in line with inflation and changing incomes.