If an employer needs to provide Parental Leave Pay, the Government will give them the funds to pass on to employees. They should be paid in the same way you pay a salary or wages.
Eligible employees who have newborn or newly adopted children may get 18 weeks of funded pay at the National Minimum Wage. Full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal, contract, and self-employed workers may also be eligible.
To prepare your business for the Paid Parental Leave scheme, you can register for the scheme here.
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