Who is entitled to parental bereavement leave under the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 1 March 2022
On 7 February 2022, the Northern Ireland Assembly passed the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill. It is anticipated that the new legislation will come into effect in April 2022, once the Bill has received Royal Assent and when further details have been set out in the accompanying regulations.
Parental bereavement will only be available to employees. If your business engages other personnel such as workers, self-employed contractors or agency workers, they will not be eligible for parental bereavement leave from you.
It is important to note that there is no qualifying period for parental bereavement leave. This is a "day one" employment right for all employees (there is, however, a
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