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# Day off sick pay

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I had a total of 10 hours off work this month (one day and an hour on a separate occasion for an appointment) I am paid salary so receive the same amount of pay every month unless I do overtime. When I have received my payslip through I have had the 10 hours deducted from my pay (£100) my company do not offer sick pay so I understand that I am not owed that money if I'm off however how can they take a daily pay away when I am not paid an hourly/daily rate. Some of my work colleagues are paid salary like me but others are paid hourly/daily, very odd and I'm confused about why they do this. Can anyone let me know if this is right and if not then is there some sort of formula to work out how much pay I should have been deducted?
Thank you!

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How much is your annual salary?
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The calculation is pretty straightforward, although there are basically two ways to do it.  One is divide your salary by 365 and then by 'x' hours (your working day) to get your hourly rate.  Multiply the hourly rate by 10 to get the deduction. The other is to divide the salary by 260 (number of working days in a year) and then do the rest of the calculation.  The OP needs to speak to the employer to see which version they use.
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The legal default for a day's pay is to use 1/365th, this is set out in the Apportionments act. A case related to it was in the Supreme Court a few years ago, it related to the deduction of a day's pay owing to strike action and how the deduction should be calculated.

https://www.hcrlaw.com/blog/calculating-deductions-salary-response-strike-action-supreme-court-provides-clarification/

Other methods can be used but the method of calculation should (heavy emphasis on should) be part of a contract or agreement.

In reality, it is often not but is based on custom and practice.
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edited 25 November 2022 at 1:17AM
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I had a total of 10 hours off work this month (one day and an hour on a separate occasion for an appointment) I am paid salary so receive the same amount of pay every month unless I do overtime. When I have received my payslip through I have had the 10 hours deducted from my pay (£100) my company do not offer sick pay so I understand that I am not owed that money if I'm off however how can they take a daily pay away when I am not paid an hourly/daily rate. Some of my work colleagues are paid salary like me but others are paid hourly/daily, very odd and I'm confused about why they do this. Can anyone let me know if this is right and if not then is there some sort of formula to work out how much pay I should have been deducted?
Thank you!
If you aren't paid sick leave, then for a salaried employee there is no alternative but to take off a pro rata amount. Only if it looks wildly out of kilter with your salaried rate is it likely to be 'not right'.
Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!

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