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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 receives royal assent

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New legislation designed to allow time off from work for employees who have lost a child has recently received royal assent. The new Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 provides a right to two weeks off work for an employee who has lost a child under the age of 18. Supporting Regulations containing full details of the Act are expected in due course, but have not yet been published. These are expected to provide the finer detail on matters such as the level of remuneration that will be payable, the procedural requirements for claiming the remuneration and the circumstances to which the Act will apply. The Act is expected to come into force by April 2020.

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