Support for employers to help their employees access Paid Parental Leave.
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.
Your role in the scheme
You play an important role in the Paid Parental Leave scheme.
Effect on leave entitlements
The scheme doesn’t give your employees an entitlement to leave.
Information employees need to give us
For your employee to get Parental Leave Pay, we need information from them.
Stillbirth or infant death
In cases of stillbirth or infant death, eligible employees will continue to get their Parental Leave Pay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stopping Parental Leave Pay
We may ask you to stop providing Parental Leave Pay.
You have financial reporting and tax requirements under the scheme.
If you get an overpayment you’ll need to repay us within 28 days.
Appealing or disputing a decision
You can ask for a review or appeal a decision we make.
What resources are available
Information about the scheme for parents
Paid Parental Leave scheme Employer Toolkit
The Employer Toolkit can help employers prepare for their role in the Paid Parental Leave scheme.
If you need help, you can call us on the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers line.
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.
Employer checklist for parental leave
The templates and guides on the Fair Work Ombudsman website can help you prepare for when employees request parental leave.
Supporting Working Parents website
Find additional information about your legal obligations on the Supporting Working Parents website. It outlines your legal obligations to employees who are pregnant, employees on parental leave and working parents.