sick pay


Definition of sick pay 

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

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Bad publicity about working conditions is forcing others, such as DPD of Britain, to introduce holiday and sick pay. The Economist, "Amazon is not the only threat to legacy post offices," 19 Apr. 2018 Yet in November, San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement and the California Labor Commissioner fined La Taqueria for numerous labor violations, including unpaid overtime, sick pay and health care costs. Jonathan Kauffman,, "La Taqueria workers’ risky complaints over unpaid overtime, health care bring reforms," 30 June 2018 Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers full-time for six years, was entitled to rights such as sick pay and minimum wage. Washington Post, "UK Court rules in landmark gig economy case," 13 June 2018 The tech giant’s own March audit found more than 40 percent of workers were low-cost agency staffers — who do not receive holiday or sick pay — well over the 10 percent limit allowed in Chinese factories. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Amazon admits to labor violations at factory in China after watchdog investigation," 10 June 2018 In a lawsuit filed April 23 in San Francisco Superior Court, a former server complained of unpaid wages and overtime, failure to provide meal breaks and sick pay, and wrongful termination. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Zuni Cafe hit with labor lawsuits even as it receives James Beard award," 8 May 2018 The coverage addresses both driving injuries and sick pay for severe illnesses unrelated to driving. Sam Schechner, WSJ, "Uber Bows to Pressure, Offers Some Health Benefits to European Drivers," 23 May 2018 Leibowitz says that restaurants already have posters about other issues of employment law, such as overtime and sick pay, but nothing about hostile work environments and how to navigate a problem with management. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, "In case of sexual harassment: San Francisco restaurateur designs educational poster," 13 Apr. 2018 Gig workers miss out on rights that employees have, such as sick pay and protection against unfair dismissal. The Economist, "A spanner in the worksThe Pimlico Plumbers case puts the gig economy on trial," 20 Feb. 2018

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1887, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sick pay

: money that is paid by an employer to a person who misses work because of sickness

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