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.

When you need to notify us

You need to tell us if, before the end of your employee’s Paid Parental Leave period:

  • your employee returns to work or takes more than 10 Keeping in Touch days
  • your employee stops working for you
  • your employee’s pay cycle changes
  • you got an incorrect amount of funds from us.

You need to tell us straight away if:

  • your Parental Leave Pay contact officer changes
  • your bank account details change.

If you’re not able to provide Parental Leave Pay to your employee you must tell us. An example of this is if your employee has closed their bank account and you’re not able to contact them.

You must also tell us if you’re

  • no longer trading or are selling your business
  • transferring ownership
  • merging with another business.

You can do this online using Centrelink Business Online Services.

For more information, read the Employer Toolkit or call us on the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers line.

If your employee returns to work early

Your employee can return to work before the end of their Paid Parental Leave period, as long as you agree. Their Parental Leave Pay will stop from the day they return, except in cases of stillbirth or infant death.

Under the National Employment Standards, employees have the right to say no if you ask them to return to work. This includes before the end of their Paid Parental Leave period or a period of entitled unpaid parental leave. Read more on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

Page last updated: 22 February 2019

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