Parental Leave
Parental Leave
Our premier guide to understanding the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act. It includes employer obligations to employees, definitions of key terms under the Act, and details about employee entitlements and notice requirements.
The Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act provides eligible parents with leave from their employment
on the birth of a child and on the adoption of a child under 6 years of age. Whilst an employee is on parental
leave, their employment is protected.Parental leave is the inclusive term for different types of leave. It includes:
Primary carer leave (previously called maternity leave)
Special leave
Partner’s leave
Extended leave
Negotiated carer leave
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