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More Bereavement Leave coming

Published 26 Mar 2021

Parliament have passed a bill to extend bereavement leave to miscarriages and stillborns.

Labour MP Ginny Anderson has successfully got her Bill through meaning Employers will have to fund another 3 days paid leave per instance of the above for both the mother and partner.  Further, even if you aren't the biological parents you are still eligible. If you were planning to have a child through surrogacy or adoption then you also have this entitlement.

No proof of pregnancy, miscarriage or stillbirth is required by law

NZ is one of the first countries globally to enact this, which should occur within the next few days.