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 September 8, 2021 Can we hold a”virtual” Annual General Meeting? September 8, 2021 What do we need to include in the agenda for our Annual General Meeting? August 25, 2021 Do I have to pay the higher rate when a staff member attains a qualification?