10 Jun 19 National Employment Standards 3 of 10 – Maternity and parental leave
Hi, welcome to tips Tuesday
My name is Melanie Thorley and I am the principle solicitor of MJT Law.
Today I want to talk about number 3 of the 10 national employment standards.
Maternity and parental leave
Employees can get parental leave when a child is born or adopted. The leave entitlements includes a number of things including:
Paternity and partner leave
A right to return to old job
Employees are entitled to 12 months unpaid parental leave and under certain circumstances can also request an additional 12 months
An employee is eligible if they have been working for their employer for at least 12 months and will have the responsibility to care for the child.
Casual employees who have been regular and systematically working for the employer for 12 months with a reasonable expectation that it will continue will also be eligible.