Paid Parental Leave Changes

Changes to Paid Parental Leave (PPL) will come into effect on 1 April 2015.

These changes extend the maximum amount payable from 14 to 16 weeks. The changes apply to an employee or self-employed person if:

  • the expected date of delivery of their child is on or after 1 April 2015, but the child is born before that date or;
  • the child is born on or after 1 April 2015; or
  • in the case of adoption, if the date on which the carer assumes the care of the child is on or after 1 April 2015.

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