Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill

  • defeated on 25 February 2015

Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill

Member’s Bill

13—2

As reported from the committee of the whole House

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Sue Moroney

Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill

Member’s Bill

13—2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill 2012.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 (the principal Act).

4 Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to extend the duration of parental leave payment to a maximum of 26 weeks.

5 Section 71J amended (Duration of parental leave payment)

(1)

In section 71J(a), after weeks, insert (subject to paragraph (c)).

(2)

In section 71J(b), after weeks, insert (subject to paragraph (c)).

(3)

After section 71J(b), insert:

(c)

the duration of paid parental leave shall be extended to a maximum of 18 weeks on 1 April 2012; a maximum of 22 weeks on 1 April 2013, and a maximum of 26 weeks on 1 April 2014.

Legislative history

5 April 2012

Introduction (Bill 13–1)

25 July 2012

First reading and referral to Government Administration Committee

28 February 2014

Reported from Government Administration Committee

28 May 2014

Second reading

3 December 2014

Committee of the whole House (Bill 13–2)