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Ireland to introduce statutory sick pay
08/07/2021
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Paul Cahill
Paul Cahill is a solicitor at CC Solicitors, a specialist employment and partnership law firm in Dublin Ireland and member of Innangard, an international network of employment law specialists

The Irish government approved the General Scheme of the Sick Leave Bill 2021 on 9 June 2021. The bill proposes to implement an obligation on employers to pay their employees a certain amount of sick pay per year. The Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, Leo Varadkar, outlined that the bill is primarily intended to provide a minimum level of protection to low-paid employees working in the private sector, who may have no entitlement to company sick pay schemes.

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