A further provision of the Work Life Balance & Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 has now been commenced with paid domestic leave available from 27th November 2023, as outlined in Section 13 AA of the Parental Leave Act 1998 as amended.
With Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) now set to increase to 5 days from 1st January 2024, it is interesting that only one case has come before the WRC under the Sick Leave Act 2022, which introduced SSP at the start of 2023.
A quick summary on the information that employers must issue new employees about their terms and conditions of employment on starting employment and when it must issue. These are the minimum legal requirements but it is recommended that a full contract of employment is issued before employment commences so that everyone is clear on requirements from the outset.
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