The government says it's taking six months to consider a Labour bill on the matter.
Sinn Féin is calling for a working group to examine possible laws on sick pay.
Irish businesses currently have no legal requirement to pay their staff if they fall ill.
The government is taking six months to consider a Labour Party bill on the matter, to look at the financial impact it would have on businesses.
Longford-Westmeath TD Sorca Clarke says it's important both workers' and businesses' needs are met, but says the current situation cannot continue: