Employment Point-in-Time Service Updates

Monday 25 March 2024 @ 1.25 p.m.

The Employment Point-in-Time Service has been updated to include the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (More Support for Working Families) Act 2024 (Cth) (Act 7 of 2024).

Act 7 of 2024

This Act aims to implement the second tranche of changes to the Paid Parental Leave scheme, announced as part of the October 2022–23 Budget, to extend the Paid Parental Leave scheme by increasing the maximum parental leave pay entitlement to 26 weeks from 1 July 2026.

To support the expansion of the Paid Parental Leave scheme, the Act increases the reserved period to 4 weeks from 1 July 2026 and increases the number of days that can be taken concurrently by multiple claimants to 4 weeks from 1 July 2025.

This Act also makes minor and technical amendments to the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (Cth) relating to eligibility for parental leave pay for certain persons, including in instances of premature birth.

These amendments have been updated in the Point-in-Time Employment Service current to 25 March 2024. (Note: Subscription required).

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