02 Jul 2022

New Parental Leave Rules

New Parental Leave Rules. Are you up to date with the changes?

For employees taking parental leave for a child born (or coming into the employee’s care) from 1 July 2018. The number of weeks that a parent can get government funded parental leave payments increases from 18 weeks to 22 weeks.

The number of hours that an employee can do paid work while they are on parental leave increases from 40 hours to 52 hours during the parental leave period.

Remember that these changes will apply from 1 July 2018, so entitlements will be different for different staff, depending on when their leave starts.

Want to know more about Parental Leave?  This video from APPNZ may help: