Is Parental Bereavement Leave Coming into Northern Ireland?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 7 February 2020
Seamus: The regulations in England are known as Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020. It's also known as Jack's Law. Jack was a poor boy that drowned, and his mother has been advocating for this bereavement leave for parents. It goes into effect in England on the 6th of April of this year.
I did see it for the first time come up on Twitter yesterday. I've been cautious about that, but I do understand that this will formally come out later on today, so it is breaking news in that sense. But I did see it on Twitter yesterday that the Minister for the Department of Economy had said that she was very keen to bring the provisions into Northern Ireland as well. Hopefully, we'll see those.
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