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Parental leave changes factsheet
Employment law: Parental leave changes
New Zealand workplaces are dynamic and evolving, with more women in paid employment and parenting arrangements becoming more diverse. Legislation that came into effect from 1 April 2016 provides working families with more support and greater choice in the way they manage caring for their new children and staying connected...
Employment New Zealand > Employment law > New Employment Standards from 1 April 2016 > Parental leave law changes 2016
August 2016 Cases of Interest
The respondent, a relief carer for a government Carer Support Scheme, argued that she was a homeworker within the meaning of s 5 of the Employment Relations Act 2000. A Full Court of the Employment Court had previously held that she was a “homeworker”.
Employment New Zealand > Employment law > Cases of Interest > August 2016
Informal actions, employees wanting to raise issues
Remember that the earlier that an issue is raised and the better the approach, the more likely that further confusion or conflict will be avoided, the relationship will be protected and there will be a good outcome.
Resolving problems > Steps to resolve > Informal actions
Returning to work from parental leave
If you decide not to go back to work when your parental leave ends, you must tell your employer in writing at least 21 days before the end of your parental leave. If your employment agreement says you have to give more than 21 days’ notice of resignation (eg your...
Leave and holidays > Parental leave > Returning to work
Sorting out parental leave problems
Examples of parental leave complaints with your employer:
Leave and holidays > Parental leave > Sorting out parental leave problems
Applying for parental leave payments
Employees and self-employed people should make an application for parental leave payments (and preterm baby payments) as soon as possible because Inland Revenue need time to process the application. Employees often apply for parental leave payments as soon as their employer has agreed to leave arrangements.
Leave and holidays > Parental leave > Parental leave payment > Applying for parental leave payments
Minimum employment rights and responsibilities