March 10 2016
The government has made some changes to paid parental leave, with others to follow. It’s important you know how this will affect your staff and business.
From 1 April 2016, staff who have worked for you for six months or more will be entitled to 18 weeks of government-paid parental leave, an increase from 16 weeks. The calculation is based on:-
- The baby’s due date
- How long you have employed the staff member
- Their average pay, and
- How many hours they work.
Parents of premature babies will also receive longer parental leave payments.
If you are self-employed, you can use the calculator to work out your own entitlements.