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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)


Bargaining Council for the Hairdressing Trade (Cape Penninsula)

Main Collective Agreement

16. Family Responsibility Leave



1. An employer must grant an employee during each annual leave cycle, at the employee's request, five days' paid family responsibility leave which the employee is entitled to take:—
(a) when the employee's child is born;
(b) when the employee's child is sick; or
(c) in the event of the death of the employee's spouse or life partner, parent, adopted parent, grandparent, child, adopted child, grandchild or sibling.


2. Family responsibility leave applies only to an employee who has been in employment for longer than four months and who works for at least four days a week.


3. An employee may take family responsibility leave in respect of the whole or part of a day.


4. An employer must pay an employee the employee's basic daily wage for each day that the employee is entitled to paid family responsibility leave, on the employee's usual payday.


5. Before paying an employee for family responsibility leave, an employer may require reasonable proof of an event for which the leave was required.