Two legislative changes coming our way from January 01st 2023.
Statutory Sick Pay
The Act will introduce a statutory right to sick pay from 1 January 2023.
Under the new regime, employees will have an entitlement to three days of paid sick leave in 2023, and this will be rolled out as part of a four-year plan, with employees having an entitlement to 10 days paid sick leave by year four.
The plan for paid sick leave is as follows:
· 3 sick days per calendar year in 2023;
· 5 days per calendar year in 2024;
· 7 days per calendar year in 2025;
· 10 days per calendar year in 2026.
Statutory sick leave days may be consecutive days or non-consecutive days. The legislation does not specify the amount of statutory sick pay; however, it provides that an employer must pay 70% of a worker’s wage to a maximum of €110 a day. An employee must obtain a medical certificate to avail of this statutory sick pay, and the entitlement is subject to the employee having worked for their employer for a minimum of 13 weeks.
In addition, it will be a mandatory requirement for employers to retain records of any statutory sick leave days taken by employees, and these records must be kept for a period of 4 years. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in a fine of up to €2,500.
National Minumum Wage increase
The national minimum hourly rate will become €11.30 on 1 January 2023.
Category of employee
Aged 20 and above
Aged under 18
Merry Christmas and wishing you and yours a health, happy and prosperous 2023.
Many thanks to all for your support throughout 2022 and we look forward to a bright 2023.
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