The Government has announced that the entitlement to paid sick leave will increase from three to five days on 1 January 2024.
It is the second stage of a four-year plan which will see employer-paid sick leave gradually rise to ten days in 2026.
The move is designed to ensure that all employees get a minimum level of financial compensation if they are unable to work due to illness or injury.
From next year, workers will be entitled to up to five days of sick leave in a year, paid at 70% of gross earning, up to a cap of €110.
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