The employee should know that the first two illness days are not paid (waiting days).

If the wage is continued to be paid by the employer, the sick pay is calculated based on the legal assumption of 13 calendar weeks prior to the first day of incapacity to work.

During the first 52 week of incapacity to work, the employee is entitled to 91% of the actual hourly wage with a minimum of 100% of the statutory minimum wage. After 52 weeks of incapacity to work, 80% of the hourly wage (at least the hourly statutory minimum wage) is paid as sick pay.