Extended Leave

when can my employee take extended leave?

Extended Leave

Extended Leave is available to employees who intend to assume care for a child under five years old that is born to the employee, the employee's spouse or a child (under five) the employee intends to adopt.

Extended Leave is covered under Parental Leave in our eBook on Parental Leave.

The section deals with the qualifying period required – the limits of extended leave – who qualifies and how – who can apply – who pays what – how to apply. There are grounds for refusal by employers and include 'preferential treatment' rules for those employers who cannot hold the position open.

The information includes the 'return to work' of the employee.

For more information on the Parental Leave publication click here >>