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New parental leave rules

Published: 19th June 2018

Author: Anonymous

Published in: TrialBalance | #63

When: For employees taking parental leave for a child born (or coming into theemployee’s care) from 1 July 2018
What: The rules around parental leave are changing.
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.
What you need to do: Find out what this means for your business. Remember that these changes will apply from 1 July 2018, so entitlements will be different for different staff, depending on when their leave starts.

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