Employers opting-in to provide Parental Leave Pay
You can opt in to provide Parental Leave Pay to employees whom you are not required to provide it to.
As well as long-term employees, you can choose to provide it to other eligible employees including those who you have not employed for at least 12 months or who will receive less than eight weeks of Parental Leave Pay. You and your employee must agree for this to happen.
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.
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.