What is the requirement around calculating sick pay for part time employees?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 March 2014
The Part Time Workers Regulations came into force on 1 July 2000. They are designed to ensure that part-time workers are not treated less favourably than comparable full-time workers.
In terms of key points to note about these regulations:
- They apply to men as well as women.
- There is no qualifying period or upper age limit for bringing a claim.
- There is no exemption for small businesses
Employers should ensure part-time workers receive the same treatment for:
- pay rates (including sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay)
- pension opportunities and benefits
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