In November 2015 the Labour Laws Amendment Bill (the Bill) was tabled to parliament. The Bill was adopted with the intention of amongst others, regulating (and extending) paternity leave. As of 22 August 2018, the Bill has been passed by the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces. All that remains is authorisation and signature by the President.
What is the current leave entitlement?
As it stands, adoptive parents and commissioning parents are not included in the definition of parents in terms of the family responsibility leave provisions of section 27 of the Basic Conditions of Employment … Continue Reading