How sick pay is deducted – text version of film

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Waiting periods will be replaced by fairer deductions for sick pay. As a result, you will need to perform a different calculation to determine when one of your employees has become ill.

Do you have hourly employees?

For example, Anna works at a clothing store on an hourly basis that varies from day to day. She becomes ill on this particular Monday. The question is how to calculate her sick pay according to the new regulations.

Here’s the way it goes. Start by figuring out her average weekly salary over a period of 14 days. Then calculate her sick pay by taking 80% of her weekly salary.

Now to the big change. The deduction, a one-off amount based on the average work week, is 20% of sick pay. That’s all there is to it. Anna comes out ahead even if it’s not obvious at first. She hasn’t lost her entire salary for Monday but is subject to a deduction that is identical regardless of the day or hour that she becomes ill.

That’s pretty fair after all, isn’t it?

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Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

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