New Zealand approves paid leave for couples who miscarry
Workers will soon have the right to paid leave in the event of a miscarriage or stillbirth, under new legislation passed by New Zealand’s parliament.
Passed unanimously in Wellington on 24 March 2021, the law change requires employers to provide mothers and their partners up to three days’ paid bereavement leave in the event of a lost pregnancy. The legislation also applies to those planning to have a child through surrogacy or adoption.
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