Statutory Sick Pay

To enter Statutory Sick Pay for an employee in Bright Pay, select ‘Payroll’ followed by the employee’s name on the left to access their payslip

Under ‘Statutory Pay’, click the ‘Calendar’ button and on the employee’s calendar, select the date range the employee is out sick

Click the ‘Sick’ leave option at the bottom right of the screen to apply the sick leave. The number of Qualifying Days, Waiting Days & Statutory Sick Pay Days will be displayed on the screen.

Press ‘Close’ to return to the employee’s payslip. If sufficient historical payroll data is present for the employee, Bright Pay will automatically calculate the employee’s average weekly earnings and apply any Statutory Sick Pay due to them.

If sufficient historical payroll data isn’t available within Bright Pay to calculate the employee’s average weekly earnings but you are aware that they are entitled to receive statutory sick pay based on previous payroll records, simply click on the ‘Edit’ button and tick to ‘override the average weekly earnings calculation’.

Similarly, if you are aware that the employee is not entitled to any Statutory Sick Pay in this sick leave, tick the box provided within the ‘Edit’ facility.

Bright Pay will continue to apply any Statutory Sick Pay due until the sick leave end date.


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