Parental bereavement leave rights take effect

Implementation date: Expected 2020

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill provides at least two weeks' leave for employees following the loss of a child under the age of 18. Employees with 26 weeks' continuous service will be entitled to paid leave at the statutory rate and other employees will be entitled to unpaid leave.

The Government proposes that the Bill will come into effect in 2020.