Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987

71CAA Calculation of employee’s average weekly income from work

(1)

An employee’s average weekly income from work must be determined by—

(a)

calculating the sum of the employee’s gross weekly earnings, from all employments, for the 26 weeks out of the relevant 52-week period in respect of which the highest amounts were earned by the employee (whether or not those weeks were consecutive); and

(b)

dividing the amount calculated in accordance with paragraph (a) by 26.

(2)

In subsection (1), relevant 52-week period, in respect of an eligible employee, means the 52 weeks immediately preceding—

(a)

the expected date of delivery of the child (in the case of a child to be born to the employee or to the employee’s spouse or partner); or

(b)

the first date on which either the employee or the employee’s spouse or partner becomes the primary carer in respect of the child (in any other case).

Section 71CAA: inserted, on 1 April 2016, by section 53 of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 8).