Choosing to provide Parental Leave Pay to other eligible employees
You can choose to provide Parental Leave Pay to employees whom you are not required to provide it to.
As well as to long-term employees, you can choose to provide it to other eligible employees who agree to it, including those who have been working for you for less than 12 months or who will receive less than eight weeks of Parental Leave Pay.
You can nominate an opt-in date and agree to provide Parental Leave Pay to those of your eligible employees who lodge a claim from this date. You will not be able to provide Parental Leave Pay to any of your eligible employees who have submitted a claim before your nominated opt-in date.
Claims for the Paid Parental Leave scheme can be lodged up to three months in advance. For you to provide Parental Leave Pay to an eligible employee, you must opt in before the employee’s claim is lodged.
For more information, call our National Business Gateway on 131 158, or read the Employer Toolkit.