There are different schemes employees should consider for the birth or adoption of a child including the Fair Work Act 2009 provides unpaid parental leave as one of the National Employment Standards (NES), the federal government’s Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme provides 18 weeks minimum wage, so long as you fulfill the eligibility requirements and depending on your enterprise agreement, you may also be eligible for paid parental/maternity leave where your employer provides payment for a specified amount of time.
This information sheet outlines unpaid parental leave via the NES, paid parental leave under the federal government scheme and employer-paid parental/maternity leave under an enterprise agreement.
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Creation Date: 29 Sep 2022
Latest Update: 04 Nov 2022
Date Authored: 19 Dec 2019
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