Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987

Part 7A Payment for parental leave

Part 7A: inserted, on 1 July 2002, by section 4(2) of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Paid Parental Leave) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 7).

Preliminary provisions

Heading: inserted, on 1 July 2002, by section 4(2) of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Paid Parental Leave) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 7).

71A Purpose

The purpose of this Part is to entitle certain persons who become the primary carer in respect of a child, and who stop working or take a period of leave, to—

(a)

up to 26 weeks of parental leave payments out of public money; and

(b)

additional preterm baby payments out of public money if the child is born before the end of the 36th week of gestation.

Section 71A: replaced, on 1 April 2016, by section 48 of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 8).

Section 71A(a): amended, on 1 July 2020, by section 22 of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 45).