Possible Savings for Employers with new “Fit Note”
Payment for sick leave costs British businesses millions of pounds per year. However the launch of the new ‘fit note’ on the 6th April 2010 could result in savings for employers. Doctors now inform employers of what tasks an employee is able to do rather than signing them off completely. They can also advise as to changes which could be made to the employee’s obligations to enable them to get back to work. Employers should therefore ensure that they follow up this initiative particularly for people on long-term sick leave.
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