Employment law – Paid parental leave amendments
The Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test) Act 2019 has made the following changes to the ‘work test’ under the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010:
- The insertion of s 33(2A) which provides for the work test period for a pregnant woman in an unsafe job. The period begins 13 months immediately before the woman had to cease work if the cessation was due to the hazards connected with her work posing a risk to the pregnancy; and
- The permissible break in the work test period provided for in s 36 has increased from 8 weeks to 12 weeks between two working days.
These amendments commence form 1 January 2020.
The By Lawyers Employment Law commentary has been updated accordingly.
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