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  • read more on Parental Bereavement Leave (Jack’s law)

    Parental Bereavement Leave (Jack’s law)

    From April 2020, employed parents are entitled to two weeks’ bereavement leave following the death of a child. Who is it for? Employed parents who have lost a child under 18 on or after 6 April 2020. It does not apply to workers or those who are self-employed.  It is a day 1 right, available […]

  • read more on Time off work for grandparents and kinship carers

    Time off work for grandparents and kinship carers

    If you are looking after a child that is not your own on a regular basis you may have similar rights to take time off work as if you were a parent. The kind of leave you are entitled to take depends on what kind of care arrangement you have with the child. This may […]

  • read more on Can I claim benefits if I take parental leave, maternity leave or shared parental leave?

    Can I claim benefits if I take parental leave, maternity leave or shared parental leave?

    There are many ways that parents can take time off work; this could be for maternity leave, shared parental leave or unpaid parental leave. If you are taking leave and your pay is reduced, you should check whether there are any benefits you may be eligible for.  This article provides a guide to what benefits […]

  • read more on The Detailed Rules on Parental Leave

    The Detailed Rules on Parental Leave

    You should first check whether your employer has a Collective or Workplace Agreement about parental leave. If it does not, the default scheme below applies. If there is a Workforce or Collective Agreement, your employer is free to have different rules if they wish.