Payroll Legislation

When Do You Pay SSP for Employees Who Are Shielding?

Legislation

When Do You Pay SSP for Employees Who Are Shielding?

Due Date

28 May 2020

Summary

When an employee has a letter from the NHS or a doctor telling them to stay at home for at least 12 weeks (called ‘shielding’) start paying SSP from the first qualifying day an employee is off work, as long as they are off at least 4 days in a row.

Waiting days do not have to be served.

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