What do employers need to know about the new Carer’s Leave Bill?
The Carer’s Leave Bill received final approval from the House of Lords in May and is expected to take effect in 2024.
It is important for employers to prepare themselves well in advance and understand how this will impact their business.
The new law has been introduced to allow employees to take up to one week of unpaid carer’s leave every year.
This is to support those who are juggling their work commitments with taking care of friends or relatives who require long-term care.
The leave can be taken in one go or split into smaller chunks. This new right has been estimated to benefit over 2 million employees in the UK by the national charity Carers UK.