Bereavement leave - an employee's entitlement

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When faced with the loss of a family or household member, one of the first considerations is often how much leave an employee can take and whether they will be paid for their period of absence.

The question that is often asked by both employees and employers is whether bereavement leave covers all employees and what relationships and situations are covered. Bereavement leave is a minimum condition of employment, and information can be found on the Bereavement leave page.

Labour Relations
Department News
25 Nov 2016

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