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The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:
This Act is the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill 2012.
This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
This Act amends the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 (the principal Act).
The purpose of this Act is to extend the duration of parental leave payment to a maximum of 26 weeks.
In section 71J(a), after “weeks”, insert “(subject to paragraph (c))”.
“(subject to paragraph (c))”
In section 71J(b), after “weeks”, insert “(subject to paragraph (c))”.
After section 71J(b), insert:
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.
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
3 December 2014
Committee of the whole House (Bill 13–2)