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. The person they are caring for must be deemed to be in need of full-time care and attention by the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs.

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Work & Life Summer/Autumn 2008: Carers leave

The purpose of this section is to provide information to IMPACT branches and members. It is not intended as a complete or authoritative statement of the law.