Sickness and incapacity

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Author: Richard Linskell, Speechly Bircham LLP
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Of the many surveys in the press, one caught my eye because of the number of acronyms stereotyping sections of the population. We’ve had Yuppy and Dinky, so why not Wickie (working sickie, ie attending work while sick), Stoic (sick though often inbox checking), Wimp (works ill moans persistently) and Mia (missing in absence, ie failure to record absence and therefore not managing it).
Author: News from the IDS Employment Law Team
Resource type: IDS Bulletins
The Minister of State for the Department for Work and Pensions, Steve Webb, has announced the proposed rates for statutory sick pay and statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay for 2012.
Author: News from the IDS Employment Law Team
Resource type: IDS Bulletins
In KHS AG v Schulte the ECJ has held that Article 7(1) of the EU Working Time Directive (No.2003/88) does not require unlimited accumulation of annual leave by a worker on sick leave for several years.
Author: New from the IDS Employment Law Team
Resource type: IDS Bulletins
The Government has published the results of an independent review of the sickness absence system, which recommends the creation of an Independent Assessment Service (IAS) to provide an in-depth assessment of individuals' physical and/or mental function when they have been signed off work for four weeks.
Author: News from the IDS Employment Law Team
Resource type: IDS Bulletins
In Fraser v Southwest London St George’s Mental Health Trust the EAT has held that an employee on long-term sick leave must request annual leave in accordance with Reg 15 of the Working Time Regulations 1998 to be entitled to payment for it.
Author: Alison Padfield and Sophie Belgrove, Devereux Chambers
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Permanent health insurance is an important employee benefit. Alison Padfield and Sophie Belgrove explore the potential restrictions on the right of employers to dismiss employees who are unable to work and are in receipt of payments under a group PHI policy of insurance taken out by the employer
Author: News form the IDS Employment Law Team
Resource type: IDS Bulletins
Despite the Government’s commitment to reducing the regulatory burdens on business, there has been much confusion over the changes expected to take effect this April. The changes include the abolition of the default retirement age and statutory retirement procedure, and the commencement of the general public sector equality duty and the positive action provisions in the Equality Act 2010.
Author: News from the IDS Employment Law
Resource type: IDS Bulletins
The Minister of State for the Department for Work and Pensions, Steve Webb, has announced the proposed rates for statutory sick pay and statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay for 2011. The changes are expected to come into force on 11 April 2011.
Author: David Christie, Proactive Employment Lawyers
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The introduction of statements of fitness for work - commonly referred to as `fit notes' - has changed the landscape of sickness absence management in the UK.
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