Australian Paid Parental Leave – Compulsory in July 2011


Parental Leave
Australian Paid Parental Leave – Compulsory in July 2011

Business Owners – Be aware of what to do!
As an employer, you will be responsible for administering Paid
Parental Leave (PPL) for your eligible employees from 1 July 2011.

In talking with our customers, we’ve found that many owners and
managers of small businesses are confused about their
responsibilities in administering the scheme.

The scheme is voluntary from 1 Jan to 30 June 2011.  Compulsary from 1 July 2011.

A Govt entitlement from Centrelink, of the minimum wage is paid to the employer who then deducts PAYG tax as usual and pays the employee on parental leave. The Baby Boomers scheme still continues, but parents will have to choose which one they want. Parents not meeting the PPL work test are only entitled to Baby Bonus.

Family Assistance have information –

http://www.familyassist.gov.au/payments/family-assistance-payments/paid-parental-leave-scheme/  including, for employers:

Centrelink has more information –

http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/individuals/ppl_working_parents.htm  including:

Also see the dedicated website:

http://www.paidparentalleavescheme.com.au/

Workforce Gaurdian  have 5 Tips and webinars:

http://cts.vresp.com/c/?WorkforceGuardian/fcb5c9e3f7/ccf11afb88/cd5b42e0d1
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