The Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (Cth) came into effect on 1 January 2011, meaning that an employee parent may now apply for up to 18 weeks of paid parental leave (PPL) at the minimum wage.
Employers are not required to do anything to determine the eligibility of employees for government-funded PPL. Employees are required to make an application for government-funded PPL to the Family Assistance Office (FAO), which will determine whether the employee is entitled to PPL.
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