Tag archives: Paid Parental Leave

Avis aux employeurs – changements aux congés pour les parents

Étiez-vous informés des modifications récentes à la Loi sur l’assurance parentale et à La loi sur les normes du travail (LNT) concernant les congés de maternité, de paternité et parental? Les employeurs devront revoir leur politique d’entreprise et/ou convention collective pour tenir compte de  ces changements.

Ces lois ont été récemment modifiées par le projet de loi 51, sanctionné le 29 octobre 2020. Comme son titre l’indique, ce projet de loi intitulé « Loi visant principalement à améliorer la flexibilité du régime d’assurance parentale afin de favoriser la conciliation famille-travail » est venu ajouter de la flexibilité au programme d’assurance … Continue Reading

Do you need to amend your parental leave policies to avoid “double dipping”?

The 2015 Budget proposed changes to Paid Parental Leave Act that would stop parents claiming paid parental leave (PPL) from both their employer and from the Federal Government.  Described in an interview on 10 May 2015 by The Honourable Joe Hockey MP as designed to avoid “double dipping”, the changes are intended to represent $1 billion in Budget savings and will affect both private and public sector employees.… Continue Reading

Reform of the German Law On Parental Allowance And Parental Leave (Bundeselterngeld- und Elternzeitgesetz – BEEG)

On 7 November 2014 the German Bundestag passed the reform of the German Law On Parental Allowance And Parental Leave (Bundeselterngeld- und Elternzeitgesetz – BEEG). The purpose of this reform is to improve the compatibility of work and family life for parents on a partnership basis. In essence, the main revisions – that will most likely trigger increased claims for part-time work – provide for the following:

  • Parental Allowance

Any parental allowance is paid by the state. The employer does not have to make any payments in this regard.

The previous parental allowance will be called “Base Parental Allowance” in … Continue Reading

New parental leave entitlements for dads and partners from 1 January 2013

Eligible dads and partners in Australia now have access to paid leave from the Federal Government under amendments to the Paid Parental Leave Act 2012.

Dad and partners pay is a payment of up to two weeks pay from the Federal Government, calculated at the National Minimum Wage. It is available to eligible dads and partners (including partners in same sex relationships) who take leave to care for a baby or newly adopted child. The scheme commences for babies born or children adopted after 1 January 2013.

Eligibility criteria

In order for a dad or partner to be … Continue Reading

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