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July 30, 2018

What type of leave should a worker use to attend a funeral?

We have a staff member who has taken 2 days off to go to a funeral for her uncle (the funeral is a 4-hour drive away, so the employee would be staying overnight). Is the time off classed as personal leave? If so, she is owing us time for personal leave as of now. How do we manage this?

For the purposes of personal and compassionate leave, the definition of an employee’s ‘immediate family’ does not include an employee’s uncle. The employee may take these days as annual leave or you may like to allow the employee to take unpaid leave.

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