The employer is bound by law to grant every employee a minimum total of fifteen hours with pay per year as time off for urgent family reasons. These hours are to be deducted from the annual leave entitlement of the employee. Such urgent leave has to be related to cases of sickness or accident to members of the immediate family of the employee.
This entitlement is regulated by L.N. 296 of 2003 - Urgent Family Leave Regulations.