Parental Leave Pay - Employer Responsibility 1 July
Effective 1 July 2011, employers are responsible for administering Parental Leave Pay to eligible long-term employees, for children born or adopted from 1 July 2011.
Employers are reminded that from 1 July 2011 it will be mandatory for employers to administer parental leave payments from the Family Assistance Office to eligible employees.
The Family Assistance Office will advance the funds to the employer so that the employee can be paid. The administration role of employers in the the Federal Government's fully funded paid parental leave scheme has been phased in since January 2011, but from July becomes mandatory.
It's important to note that employers do not have to work out if their employees are eligible for Parental Leave Pay. This is done by the Family Assistance Office and Centrelink will advise you if one of your employees is eligible for Parental Leave Pay. For a full overview of the scheme read our previous article.
A reminder that Clients of Your HRmanager's Online Library can download a Parental Leave Policy, as well as Parental Leave checklists, forms and correspondence from the Online Library