Parental leave – Possible implementation date

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There has been a delay in the implementation of the new Parental Rights that was signed into law late last year by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Unemployment Insurance Fund is in the process of updating the system to ensure it is ready for the increase in claims as a result of the new amendment.

The draft UIF Regulations were published for comment on 2 September 2019 with the commentary period set to expire on 15 October 2019.

The Department of Labour estimates that the new leave provisions will thereafter be signed by the President and become effective in the week commencing on 4 November 2019 or shortly thereafter.

We will keep you up to date and inform you of the exact implementation date once it is communicated.

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