Q. What are the Confirmation Procedures?
At least two weeks before the leave is due to commence, and where an employee has given the employer the Deciding Officer's decision that the person to be cared for is a relevant person, the 'confirmation document' specifying the date of commencement of the leave, its duration, and the manner in which it is to be taken, must be prepared and signed by both the employee and employer.
Before the confirmation document has been signed, an employee is entitled to revoke the notice of her/his intention to take carer's leave.
Once the confirmation document has been signed the employee is entitled to take carer's leave at the specified time.
After the confirmation document has been signed, however, both parties can agree to change the arrangements and a new confirmation document setting out the revised arrangements can be drawn up. However, the employer is not obliged to change the arrangements.