Are any family members excluded from the definition of immediate family? maker-creative March 10, 2020 Cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and the like are not included in the definition of immediate family, unless the relative is a member of an employee’s household. Compassionate leave is also not an entitlement for close friends or colleagues. Post navigation Prev Previous post:How far does the definition of immediate family extend? Next Next post:eConnect 11 March 2020 Related Articles May 4, 2022 Where can I find a copy of our constitution? October 6, 2021 Should the Approved Provider/Employer keep a copy of the vaccination evidence or medical certificate on the service premises? August 9, 2022 How long do we have to notify SafeWork NSW of a serious incident?