Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill – What It Means for Employers and Employees

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 13 April 2023
Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP
Issues covered: Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill

The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill (the ‘Bill’) has passed both houses and been signed into law by the President.  The Bill was introduced in order to give further effect to the EU Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers, as well as making amendments to the Parental Leave Act 1998 and Maternity Protection Act amongst others.  What does the Bill mean for employers and employees?

Leave for Medical Care Purposes

The Parental Leave Act 1998 is amended to include a right for the employee to leave (without pay) for the purposes of providing personal care or in order to support a person who is, for example, the spouse or civil partner of the employee;

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Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP

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