02 Aug 2015 12:00:00 AM

Family Care Leave

Paid leave for employees to take care of a family member in need.

Important Considerations
  • Eligibility, rules and regulations to utilise family care leave arrangement must be clearly defined within the policy prior to implementation.

  • The family care leave arrangement should be reviewed at least once per year.

  • Family care leave arrangement may not be applicable for employees on limited or contractual terms.

  • Employees are permitted to submit an application for family care leave only once for each family member within a year, except under special circumstances.

  • A typical duration of a family care leave is between 3-5 business days. Employees who require longer term family care leave should apply for sabbatical leave.

  • Annual leave will continue to accrue during the period of family care leave.

  • HR may edit or discontinue the policy if it no longer meets business needs.

Related Documents

Policy Implementation Guidelines: Family Care Leave