Law changes allow some workers on parental leave to temporarily go back to work without losing their entitlements.
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.
Employee Learning Module
Sick leave, bereavement leave, alternative holidays, and public holidays – employee rights and responsibilities.
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