The BCEA doesn't refer specifically to in-laws when it comes to family responsibility leave. So it'll be up to you to grant family responsibility leave to an employee whose in-law/s have passed away.
An employee CAN'T claim any family responsibility leave because an employee's child sitter is sick.
Unused family responsibility leave falls away if it isn't used in the current leave cycle. In other words, an employee can't accumulate family
If family responsibility leave is granted, you must pay the employee:
· The normal wage that the employee would have received on that day; and
· On the employee's normal pay day.
You may, at your discretion, grant more than three days' paid family responsibility leave. This could be in your employment contracts, policies or in a collective agreement that applies to your business.
Note that before paying an employee for family responsibility leave, you may request reasonable proof of the event that family responsibility leave is being given for. For example, if it's a death, it could be in the form of a death certificate.
So, there are five facts to keep in mind when it comes to family responsibility leave.
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