New Parental Bereavement Provisions

By December 17, 2018Uncategorized

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill became the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act on 13 September 2018.

The Act states that from day one of employment,  two weeks’ unpaid leave will be an granted for employees who lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from the 24th week of pregnancy.

The government is aiming for the new law to be in force in 2020, which will see employees being entitled to be paid at the statutory rate once they have completed 26 weeks’ service.