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The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 6th April 1997.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Assembly.

Amendment of the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations

2.  In regulation 13 of the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982(2) (records to be maintained by employers)—

(a)the existing provision shall be numbered as paragraph (1);

(b)after paragraph (1) there shall be added the following paragraph—

(1A) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) only, the employer is not to be regarded as having made a payment of statutory sick pay where, in respect of any day recorded under paragraph (1)(a), the employee is entitled to receive, and does in fact receive, a payment or payments by way of contractual remuneration from his employer which, in aggregate, equal or exceed the amount of statutory sick pay payable in respect of that day..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland on 10th December 1996.


John O'Neill

Assistant Secretary

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