Glossary

  • Adoption Related Leave

    When an employee takes time off work to become the primary responsible carer for an adopted child under six years of age. Eligible employees can take up to 18 weeks of adoption related leave with permission from their employer.

    To be eligible, employees must be employed (it does not have to be the same employer) at least an average of 10 hours per week for at least 26 weeks before the expected date of adoption.

    Both the employee and employer must agree in writing on the start and end date of when the leave will take place. Just like parental leave, employees must give reasonable notice before they go on leave.

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