• Guide for employees

    New parents who meet the eligibility criteria have the right to take time away from work to care for a newborn baby, or a child under 6 coming into their care, and may also be entitled to parental payments.

  • Requesting parental leave

    Before you take parental leave, you’ll need to discuss your plans with your employer and put them in writing.

  • What happens while on parental leave and your return

    You cannot be dismissed from your job for going on parental leave, and your employer must meet certain obligations around keeping your job open for you.