Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers

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Support for employers to help their employees access Paid Parental Leave.

Your payment dates may change when we close for public holidays. Find out about changes to Parental Leave Pay dates these holidays.

What you need to know

About the scheme

The scheme provides financial support for eligible parents. This helps them take time off work to care for a newborn or recently adopted child.

Read more about the Paid Parental Leave scheme

Your role in the scheme

You play an important role in the Paid Parental Leave scheme.

Read more about your role in the scheme

Effect on leave entitlements

The scheme doesn’t give your employees an entitlement to leave.

Read more about the effect on existing leave entitlements

Information employees need to give us

For your employee to get Parental Leave Pay, we need information from them.

Read more about the information your employee needs to give you

Stillbirth or infant death

In cases of stillbirth or infant death, eligible employees will continue to get their Parental Leave Pay.

Read more about Parental Leave Pay and stillbirth or infant death

How to register

Prepare for your role in the scheme

If you and your employee have agreed on leave arrangements, there are steps you should follow to ensure you’re prepared to provide Parental Leave Pay.

Read more about how to prepare for your role in the scheme

Opting in to administer Parental Leave Pay

You can opt in to provide Parental Leave Pay to employees you aren't required to provide it to.

Read more about opting in to provide Parental Leave Pay

How to manage your role in the scheme

Providing Parental Leave Pay

If your business is providing Parental Leave Pay, we always give you the funds first.

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Keeping in Touch with your employee getting Parental Leave Pay

The Keeping in Touch provision can help your employee return to work after their parental leave.

Read more about the Keeping in Touch provisions

Telling us when your employee’s Parental Leave Pay circumstances change

You must tell us about events that affect or are likely to affect your employee’s Parental Leave Pay.

Read more about what to do when circumstances change

Stopping Parental Leave Pay

We may ask you to stop providing Parental Leave Pay.

Read more about when to stop providing Parental Leave Pay

Reporting requirements

You have financial reporting and tax requirements under the scheme.

Read more about your financial reporting and tax

Managing overpayments

If you get an overpayment you’ll need to repay us within 28 days.

Read more about overpayments and Parental Leave Pay

Appealing or disputing a decision

You can ask for a review or appeal a decision we make.

Read more about reviews, appeals and disputes

What resources are available

Paid Parental Leave scheme Employer Toolkit

The Employer Toolkit can help employers prepare for their role in the Paid Parental Leave scheme.

Read more about the Paid Parental Leave scheme Employer Toolkit

Top myths about the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers

As an employer there are some common myths you might come across about the scheme.

Read more about top myths about the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers

Supporting Working Parents website

Find additional information about your legal obligations on the Supporting Working Parents website.

Read more about Supporting Working Parents website

Parents after more information can read about Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay.

If you need help, you can call us on the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers line.

Page last updated: 10 December 2018