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 That can be solved through social interventions: things like universal healthcare, things like sick pay for all. The Atlantic, "Listen: This Episode Has Not Been Peer-Reviewed," 8 Aug. 2020 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Congress had started work on a new aid package after the one just approved by the House early Saturday, which provided direct relief to Americans with sick pay and other resources and was pending in Senate. Aamer Madhani, The Denver Post, "Trump calls on Americans to cease hoarding food, supplies," 15 Mar. 2020 Most cities provide 80 hours of COVID-19 sick pay to cover quarantine time. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, "As emergency COVID-19 calls skyrocket, first responders are feeling the impacts," 11 July 2020 Claps were, after all, never a substitute for financial security, sick pay, affordable childcare or decent housing. Vicky Spratt,, "How Coronavirus Has Exposed Class Inequality In The UK," 1 July 2020 As of May 20, just one worker is known to have been approved for sick pay. Eoin O'carroll, The Christian Science Monitor, "As society relies on gig workers, will they see a boost in stature?," 2 July 2020 Paddy McNaught, the regional officer for the labor union Unite in Wales, said workers in the industry often don't receive sick pay, another factor that could lead to outbreaks. Anna Stewart, CNN, "Why meat processing plants have become Covid-19 hotbeds," 27 June 2020 For driver advocates, sick pay has been the hot button labor issue of the pandemic. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "Covid-19 Opens the Door for Gig Workers to Win Sick Pay," 7 June 2020 In California, federal judges have rejected legal requests by Uber and Lyft drivers for emergency sick pay, and ordered at least two cases into arbitration. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "Covid-19 Opens the Door for Gig Workers to Win Sick Pay," 7 June 2020

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First Known Use of sick pay

1887, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2020

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“Sick pay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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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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