Paid Statutory Sick Leave Increases to 5 Days on 1st January 2024

Paid statutory sick leave increases from 3 to 5 days on 1st January 2024.

The entitlement to paid sick leave is being phased in over 4 years:

  • 2023 – 3 days covered
  • 2024 – 5 days covered
  • 2025 – 7 days covered
  • 2026 – 10 days covered

It is paid at 70% of gross earnings, up to a cap of €110 per day.

The days can be single or continuous days but must be supported by a sick cert.

The employee must have more than 13 weeks of service but they can still be on probation.