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Coronavirus Bill: emergency volunteering leave and SSP changes

Published on: 23 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Coronavirus Bill: emergency volunteering leave and SSP changes
  • Employment-related clauses in the Coronavirus Bill
  • Emergency volunteers
  • Overview of EVL
  • Compensation for emergency volunteers
  • Full information on emergency volunteering leave (EVL)
  • Changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
  • Refunds of coronavirus (COVID-19)-related SSP
  • Disapplication of the waiting period
  • Northern Ireland

Article summary

Employment analysis: The Coronavirus Bill, currently progressing through Parliament, contains provisions creating a new form of statutory unpaid leave called ‘emergency volunteering leave’ and also empowering provisions to allow for refunds to employers of coronavirus (COVID-19)-related SSP payments and disapplication of the three day waiting period (in coronavirus (COVID-19)-related cases) that normally applies before SSP is payable. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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