Payment for bereavement leave
Payment for bereavement leave should be at the rate the employee would ordinarily be paid on the day leave is taken, their relevant daily pay, or their average daily pay (where applicable). Payment for bereavement leave is made in the normal pay cycle.
Where the employee would have been working on a public holiday but suffers bereavement, the day would be treated as a paid, unworked public holiday. Therefore:
- the employee would be paid relevant daily pay or average daily pay (where applicable) but would not be entitled to time and a half or an alternative holiday, and
- no bereavement leave would be deducted.