Paid Parental Bereavement Leave Introduced in Northern IrelandPosted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 11 April 2022
The Northern Ireland Assembly has finalised the legislation implementing an entitlement to two weeks' paid bereavement leave for working parents who lose a child under the age of 18. The new right will come into force with effect from 6 April 2022.
Background to new parental bereavement law
The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 was enacted in March 2022, having previously been introduced as a private member’s bill which we covered here. The Act has now been supplemented by two sets of regulations which flesh out how the new right will operate - the Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 and the Statutory
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