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Employment Legislation: Jacks Law

NEW employment legislation from April 2020: “Jack’s law” 2 weeks paid leave if an employee loses a child under 18 or suffers a stillbirth from 24 weeks.

  • Working parents who lose a child under the age of 18 will get 2 weeks’ statutory leave
  • the new legal right to 2 weeks’ paid bereavement leave, to be called ‘Jack’s Law’, is a world first
  • parental bereavement leave is the first of a raft of new employment reforms to make the UK the best place in the world to work and to start a business

Please ensure employers update their leave policy (we have copies)

For more information read Government Press Release