Changes to Paid Parental Leave (PPL) will come into effect on April 1st, 2015.
These changes extend the maximum amount payable from 14 to 16 weeks. The changes apply to an employee or self-employed person if:
- The expected date of delivery of their child is on or after April 1st, 2015, but the child is born before that date or;
- The child is born on or after April 1st, 2015; or
- In the case of adoption, if the date on which the carer assumes the care of the child is on or after April 1st, 2015.
PPL is tax payer funded and is NOT paid by employers.
Further info can be found HERE!