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Since March 2020, various amendments have been made to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These amendments are relevant to the:-

  • Definition of incapacity;
  • Payment of SSP;
  • Requirement for evidence; and
  • Recovery of SSP payments.

Interim Relief

Annika Neukirch, of our Employment team, features in the latest edition of the Bulletin published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and looks at 'interim relief' in relation to employment tribual proceedings.  

The UK Government has accepted in full the Low Pay Commission's recommended increases to the national living wage (NLW) and national minimum wage (NMW) rates, to apply from 6 April 2021.

With a return to work at the office now on the horizon, businesses and employers are looking at the areas that require consideration for the 'new normal'. 

We have collated responses to quesions about holidays, sickness absence and pay, business travel overseas, health & safety in non-essential offices and whistleblowing.  

If you have further queries about any of the topics covered in our Return to the Office bulletins, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Employment Team.

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