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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

Key Points

  • The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 amends the Employment Rights Act 1996 to incorporate provisions to provide bereaved parents who are employees with two weeks’ paid bereavement leave.
  • The right will apply from 6th April 2020. It is day one right but entitlemtent  to pay depends on at least 26 weeks’ continuous service with the employer and weekly average earnings over the lower earning limit 
  • More of the details are set out in the Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 and the Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020.‘
  • For updated information please see Emplaw card Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay

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