From 1 July 2020, the duration of parental leave payments will extend from 22 weeks to 26 weeks and the maximum weekly rate for eligible parents will increase from $585.80 to $606.46 gross. The minimum payment rate for self-employed parents increases from $177.00 to $189.00 gross per week, which is equal to 10 hours of the current adult minimum wage.

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Please call Will Allan on 021 94 55 94 or email if you need to have a quick chat to find out what your obligations are as an employer under these pieces of legislation. Will is only too happy to help you.