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Días de purga

English translation: Waiting days

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Spanish term or phrase:Días de purga
English translation:Waiting days
Entered by: Rachael West
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10:55 Nov 25, 2013
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Human Resources
Spanish term or phrase: Días de purga
Is there an equivalent term to this in English?

It is making reference to the fact that if an employee takes sick leave, for 3 days neither social security nor the company pays for these.

Cuando un empleado se pone enfermo el salario lo paga tanto la empresa como la seguridad social, y según el modo establecido en el art.120 de la Ley General de la Seguridad Social.

Del día 1º al 3º de la baja no paga nadie (estos son conocidos como “días de purga”)

Thanks in advance.
Rachael West
Spain
Local time: 15:50
Waiting days
Explanation:
there seems to be an equivalent concept in EN in terms of waiting 3 days before sick leave kicks in:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/employers/ssp-faq.htm

Under the SSP scheme a person has to be ill for at least four or more days in a row - a Period of Incapacity for Work (PIW) - before payment of SSP can be considered. Also, remember that if the first period of sickness absence is greater than four days in a row and it does not link to a previous PIW, the usual three waiting days will apply. Waiting days are discussed later.
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Lucy Phillips
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:50
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Thanks a lot, Lucy, this is the exact term I needed :)
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Waiting days


Explanation:
there seems to be an equivalent concept in EN in terms of waiting 3 days before sick leave kicks in:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/employers/ssp-faq.htm

Under the SSP scheme a person has to be ill for at least four or more days in a row - a Period of Incapacity for Work (PIW) - before payment of SSP can be considered. Also, remember that if the first period of sickness absence is greater than four days in a row and it does not link to a previous PIW, the usual three waiting days will apply. Waiting days are discussed later.

Lucy Phillips
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:50
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks a lot, Lucy, this is the exact term I needed :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Karen Vincent-Jones
29 mins
  -> thanks!

agree  Charles Davis: Aha! Very compelling reference.
1 hr
  -> thanks Charles - I have to say (as a self-employed person for many years) that I wasn't familiar with the term...

agree  Richard Hill
2 hrs
  -> thanks Richard

agree  Gallagy
5 hrs

agree  Andrée Goreux: So everyone gets sick for a full week - cute :-))
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