Questions from our forum 18/04/11Friday, April 15th, 2011
Each week we receive a number of payroll questions on our forum, and here are this week’s batch. Can you help with any answers?
I understand that if an employee has been off sick (or had linked SSP absences) for 3 years or more, the employee no longer qualifies for SSP.
If an employee has had more than 3 years SSP and then returns to work for 9 months and then goes off sick again, do they qualify for SSP? I’ve not found anything in my research that tells me definitively when the employee qualifies againn after their 3 year absence. I would have thought that because the new absence is not linked to the previous one (which spanned 3 years) then employee is eligibile, receives a new entitlement of 28 weeks, 3 waiting days are applied and SSP is paid. Am I right?
Further questions from our forum:
- “What tax weeks will apply to payments made on 5th April – Week 1 or Week 52 or Week 53?” Trick question?
- Should we recalculate average earnings for an employee on maternity leave who has an increase in her essential car user payment?
- How do we handle P45s for employees who left in the last tax year but received payments and were taxed in month 1 of the new tax year?
- Notifying the court when an employee leaves. Is it necessary? Is the payroll manager liable if a court order is not applied? Some other questions.