Paid Parental Leave...don't forget to register!

Written on the 13 January 2011

The Paid Parental Leave scheme started on 1 January 2011. The employer’s role in providing Parental Leave Pay will be voluntary until 30 June 2011. This means employers have time to make any necessary adjustments to the payroll system.

From 1 July 2011, employers will be responsible for providing Parental Leave Pay to their eligible employees who have or adopt a child from 1 July 2011, and have worked in the business for 12 months or more and are expecting to receive more than eight weeks Parental Leave Pay.

To make sure your business is ready to provide Parental Leave Pay to any eligible employees, you should register for the Paid Parental Leave scheme through Centrelink Business Online Services at

An Employer Business Requirement Statement is available to assist employers, human resources staff, accountants and tax practitioners to prepare for the introduction of the Paid Parental Leave scheme.

Further information can be found at or call Gavin Hanrahan or Andrew Bull on 02 4904 8000 or email us.

Disclaimer - This article is offered for general information purposes only. It is not offered as and does not constitute specific legal advice or opinion. The accuracy of the information is not guaranteed. You should not act or rely upon any of the information contained within this article without seeking the advice of a qualified solicitor who specialises in the particular area of expertise and jurisdiction that you require.


Contact Us Now

We respond in 24 hours or less

Please provide details regarding your matter so we can assist you

Enquiry Form

Fill out our enquiry form and we'll respond within 24 hours

Listen to the captcha

Loans to Children - The riskiest loans of all?

We all love our children and want to give them all we possibly can, including loans to assist them financially. Loans lent to children are usually unsecured, informal and rely on the trust and relationship between the parent and child and sometimes that child's partner. What is often not considered is the risk of lending money to a child ...

Read More ...

Drinking and Boating: The Rules You Need to Know

Boating and Drinking in NSW: The Rules You Need to Know from Turnbull Hill Lawyers Am I allowed to drink alcohol if I am the skipper of a boat? What about if I am only a passenger? Do skiers have to follow any rules relating to consuming alcohol? Are the rules different if the boat is moored? These are commonly asked questio...

Read More ...

An important ruling regarding a de facto spouse and superannuation death benefits

On the 22nd of April 2011, Ms Redfearn passed away as a consequence of an attempted suicide 2 days prior. The deceased's mother, Mrs Ievers, was then appointed as her daughter's legal personal representative. Ms Redfearn had been a member of the SunSuper Superannuation Fund. Following Ms Redfearn's death, Mr Hattingh came forw...

Read More ...

Recording your ex at changeover

Recording your ex at changeover and the legal implications that flow from covert recording If you wanted to provide evidence of a family member mistreating you or your child, chances are you might look to your smartphone. Technological advances and the ease of modern recording has enabled many litigants to record discussions as o...

Read More ...

Unfair Dismissal Maximum Compensation Explained

The preferred method of resolving an unfair dismissal claim, under the unfair dismissal provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009, is the reinstatement of the employee (which includes back-pay) to the position they were previously in or into a new position that is deemed to be similar to the previous one. Similarity is defined by hours, responsibi...

Read More ...

| 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 | Next

Buying or Selling Property - Everything you need to know!

Wednesday 2nd Nov 2016
Time 6:00pm - 7:30pm 2nd Nov

"I wanted to say a big thank you for your guidan...

Julie F

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation