Carers’ leave

The Carer’s Leave Act 2001, entitles employees to unpaid leave to enable them to personally provide full-time care and attention for a person who is in need of such care. The minimum statutory entitlement is 13 weeks, with a maximum of 104 weeks in respect of any one care recipient. An employee must have completed at least 12 months continuous service with their employer before being entitled to carers’ leave.

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