Paid Parental Leave - Government Confirms Commitment TO PPL Changes From 1 July 2015

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On 13 May 2014 the Federal Government confirmed its election promise made in May 2013 to introduce a new paid parental leave (PPL) scheme from 1 July 2015.

However, the much publicised income threshold for maximum payments will be capped at $100,000 per annum rather than $150,000 as originally proposed.

BACKGROUND -

Government-funded PPL became available under the former Federal Labor Government from 1 January 2011. The government-funded scheme provides eligible working parents with up to 18 weeks of PPL at the minimum weekly wage. The scheme was expanded from 1 January 2013 to provide eligible working dads or partners with up to two weeks of PPL at the minimum weekly wage.

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Topics:  Australia, Employee Rights, Paid Leave, Parental Leave

Published In: Civil Rights Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

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