Employment Point-in-Time Service Updates

Friday 1 November 2019 @ 11.54 a.m.

The Employment Point-in-Time Service has been updated to include Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test) Act 2019 (Cth) (Act 84 of 2019).

Act 84 of 2019

An Act to introduce in part the measure affecting Paid Parental Leave announced in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2018-19 measure ‘Extending Access to Parental Leave Pay’. The Paid Parental Leave work test will be amended to take into account the circumstances of pregnant employees who are unable to continue in their job because the hazardous nature of their employment presents a risk to their pregnancy and there is no safe job alternative available.

The permissible break in the Paid Parental Leave work test will also be extended to allow parents to have a gap of up to 12 weeks between two working days and still meet the Paid Parental Leave work test. This change will enable more working parents, particularly those in irregular employment, to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave.

These amendments have been updated in the Point-in-Time Employment Service current to 31 October 2019. (Note: Subscription required).

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