sick pay


Definition of sick pay

: salary or wages paid to an employee while on sick leave

Examples of sick pay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether that means staggering work hours, offering sick pay by the hour so people can check out as needed or providing part-time work-sharing as an option. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2022 However, in a country where statutory sick pay is getting worse, this is nothing but a pipe dream. Megan Carnegie, Wired, 31 Mar. 2022 The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed an ordinance to create a portable benefits system that would let workers aggregate hours from multiple employers to count toward their sick pay. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 15 Dec. 2021 The 22-year-old union member saw the meal delivery app advertising positions in London with hourly wages, paid holidays, and sick pay, and he was instantly drawn. Morgan Meaker, Wired, 17 Jan. 2022 Providing sick pay, for example, costs employers an average of 45 cents per hour per employee, which amounts to $3.60 a day. Brijana Prooker, Good Housekeeping, 15 Apr. 2022 That means employees who stayed home but did not get sick pay will not be counted as employed in the jobs report. Matt Egan, CNN, 4 Feb. 2022 Some things are indeed making a difference, including plans to expand sick pay and improve the Medi-Cal system, said Preece, of the Community Clinic Assn. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2022 Cutting sick pay is likely an attempt to encourage more vaccinations. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sick pay

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Sick pay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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