PARENTAL, ADOPTION AND COMMISSIONING PARENTAL LEAVE
Section 3 of the Labour Laws Amendment Act amends the BCEA and allows new types of leave available to employees who have been employed for at least 13 weeks. The new types of leave are parental, adoption and commissioning parental leave.
An employee who is a parent of a child is entitled to 10 consecutive days of parental leave.
An employee who is an adoptive parent of a child below the age of 2 is entitled to either 10 consecutive weeks of adoption leave OR 10 consecutive days of parental leave.