According to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, as amended, employees are entitled to 10 consecutive days of Parental Leave for the birth of a child or upon an adoption order being granted.
Previously employees were entitled to claim three days of Family Responsibility leave which they could use for a birth of a child. However, now employees are entitled to ten consecutive days of Parental Leave.
These ten days of Parental Leave will be unpaid, and the employee will be entitled to claim UIF for this period. Our advice is to request that the employee provide proof that their child was born in order to avoid employees taking advantage of situations.
Parental leave may also be applicable in circumstances where an employee legally adopts a child or when a child is placed by a court in the care of a prospective adoptive parent.
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