The Cabinet has signed off on proposed new laws that will make it mandatory for all employers in Ireland to offer a minimum level of sick pay for employees. The Sick Leave Bill 2022 will be published and begin its passage through the Houses of Oireachtas. It will come into effect as soon as it is enacted. To reduce the burden on businesses, this new law will be phased in over a four-year period. Employers will initially be required to offer three days of sick leave per year, rising to five days in 2024, seven days in 2025 and ten days in 2026.