Employers are responsible for the payment of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for periods of illness of four days or more up to a total of 28 weeks' absence in any one period of incapacity for work.
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When your wife, partner or civil partner gives birth or adopts a child, you may be entitled to Statutory Paternity Pay.
One of the qualifying conditions for receipt of SAP is to have average weekly earnings (before tax) of £118 or more (April 2019).
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Disciplinary procedures are used for dealing with problems with employees' conduct or their performance, which could lead to warnings or dismissal.
Women expecting a baby on or after 6th April 2008 who satisfy the qualifying conditions are entitled to a maximum of 39 weeks SMP.
From April 2019 Statutory Shared Parental Pay will paid at £148.68 per week (April 2019) or 90% of average weekly earnings (whichever is lower).
This Order, one of a series of statutory rules relating to the annual up-rating of social security benefits provides for the rates of certain social security benefits, pensions and allowances from various dates in early April 2017.
Employees can be dismissed for reasons such as gross misconduct or a fundamental breach of contract. A fair and robust process should be followed where all parties have certain rights and responsibilities.