Want a quick summary of the latest news in HR & staff absence in particular? Well, look no further.

Below are 3 top stories hand-picked by the e-days team, experts in staff absence management.

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ECJ rules staff sick on annual leave are entitled to corresponding paid leave when they recover

Workers that become sick on their annual leave are now entitled to take the equivalent paid leave at a later date. This was ruled because annual leave is ‘meant’ to be taken to provide workers with a time of relaxation.

Line managers key to tackling absence, businesses say

In 2/3 of businesses, it is the line managers responsibility to manage absence. That’s why nearly ½ of businesses have took it upon themselves to offer absence management training to these managers.

Figures reveal improvement in UK sickness absence levels

The number of sickness absence days recorded has dramatically decreased in recent years. In fact, figures indicate that sickness absences have reduced by approx. a quarter since 1993.