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 June 19, 2019 Can I make a termination payment in lieu of notice? February 26, 2020 Our service is still operating, how are employees paid if they are unable to come to work due to a natural disaster? October 6, 2020 What is the definition of “casual” under the Children’s Services Award?