We're one of the last remaining countries in the EU yet to introduce such laws.
Ireland is one step closer to meeting European standards for statutory sick pay.
The new Sick Leave Bill - which will legislate for a mandatory sick pay entitlement for all employees - has received Cabinet approval.
The scheme is expected to be implemented this autumn at the latest, and will be phased in over the next four years.
Ireland is one of the last remaining countries in the EU yet to introduce such laws.
Junior Business Minister and Meath-West TD, Damien English says whether or not you get full pay will depend on what sector you're in: