What do I pay an employee who is self-isolating? Coronavirus employment news


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By Alison Colley and Solicitor from Real Employment Law Advice. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In light of the increasing number of covid-19 cases in the UK, and increasing number of people with symptoms who are self-isolating whilst waiting for a text result, or are doing so on advice from the NHS, many employers are once again asking “what do I pay an employee who is self-isolating?”.

In this episode of the podcast I answer this common question for employers and employees, as well as tackling other employment issues.

In this episode I cover:
  1. When does an employee have to self-isolate?
  2. When Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) becomes payable to employees who are self-isolating?
  3. What the covid/coronavirus SSP changes are?
  4. Why employers need to ensure employees are encouraged to follow the rules and self-isolate when notified that they should.
  5. Possible new penalties for employers who actively encourage employees to work or who ‘punish’ employees who self-isolate when required to.
  6. Update on the Job Retention Bonus scheme which is payable in February 2021 at £1,000 per employee previously furloughed.
  7. Reminder that the furlough scheme will be coming to an end on the 31st October 2020.
  8. Why it is important to ensure that you are planning ahead and making changes or reductions in the workforce before the end of October.
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