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The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 was passed last month (September 2018), and it’ll entitle newly bereaved parents of children to time off with pay. There isn’t yet an instatement date for the new Act, but it’s expected to come into force via Regulations in 2020.
Before the Act’s introduced, the following Regulations must be specified with regards to statutory parental bereavement leave:
And for statutory parental bereavement pay, the Regulations must specify:
The new statutory parental bereavement leave Regulations will modify the Employment Rights Act 1996, which means they’ll only apply to businesses in Great Britain. It is, however, likely that Northern Ireland will mirror the Regulations at some point.
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