Currently, employees working for the same employer for more than six months are entitled to at least 5 days of sick leave per year.

Parliament has passed the Bill to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement from 5 days to 10 days per year. This will come into effect from 24 July 2021.

Employees will be entitled to sick leave under the new rule on their next entitlement day.

This could be:

  • Six months after employment, or
  • 12 months after the last time you entitled to sick leave.

Tips for employers:

  • Please ensure your system is updated to record the correct entitlement for employees.
  • Encourage better communication within your team to better arrange workload when someone needs a rest!

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