Paid Parental Leave – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 18 September 2018
Antoinette Vahey
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“I’ve heard on the news that the Government are introducing paid parental leave. Do I have to pay staff when they go on parental leave and what does this mean for my business? How do I handle it?”  

The Government is expected to announce two week’s paid parental leave as part of Budget 2019. The new scheme will enable a mother and father to each take two weeks’ leave within 12 months of the birth of the child. The leave will not be paid by employers but will be paid by the State along the same lines as current maternity and paternity benefit.

It is envisaged that the new scheme will take some time to come on stream before it becomes fully operational. Therefore, it is unlikely to be in

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