Law changes allow some workers on parental leave to temporarily go back to work without losing their entitlements.
Lamington: I’m so glad we’re entitled to parental leave, payments and a job to come back to...because I’m expecting baby lamingtons!
Coffee cup: Baby Lamingtons, yum!
Lamington: You take it too far, don’t you?
Sandwich: Get more info about parental leave here on Employment.govt.nz
Parental leave payment
Employees and self-employed people may be able get a government-funded parental leave payment while they’re not working and are caring for a new child.
Tools and Resources
Parental leave and payment eligibility tool
Use our tool to determine if you or your partner are entitled to parental leave.
Leave and holidays guide - PDF 1.8MB
A guide to employees’ minimum leave and holiday entitlements.
Employment Learning Modules
Know your other leave rights and obligations.
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