Bereavement leave law : New Zealand parliament passes miscarriages bereavement law
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New Zealand has approved legislation on Wednesday, that will provide couples three days of paid leaves who have suffered a stillbirth Or miscarriage.
The passing of the bill shows that once again New Zealand is leading the way for progressive and compassionate legislation, becoming only the second country in the world to provide leave for miscarriage and stillbirth.
The leave provisions will be for the mothers and their partners as well as for those parents who have been trying to have a child through surrogacy Or adoption.
One in four women in New Zealand have suffered a miscarriage.
India is the only country that has similar legislation.
Labour party MP Ginny Andersen, initiated this bill in New Zealand’s parliament.
Bereavement leave is leave taken by employee due to the death of individual one or close relatives.
Bereavement leave law policy
The bereavement leave policy establishes uniform guidelines for providing paid time off to employees.
Employees are allowed up to four consecutive days off from regular scheduled duty with regular pay in the event of death of close one.
Employees are allowed one day off from scheduled duty with pay in the death event of relatives.
Employees are allowed up to four hours bereavement leave to attend the funeral.
About New Zealand :
Capital : Wellington
Prime minister : Jacinda Ardern
Currency : Dollar
Newzealand is the first country in the world to give voting rights to women and has been an pioneer on issues around women’s right.