Ever since the Government launched the Paid Parental Leave Scheme our HR HelpDesk clients have been asking us how to navigate their way through the paperwork.
Most clients understand that even through they aren’t out-of-pocket for the paid parental leave payments, there is confusion about the administration. For others, there are implications for employees who already have a paid parental leave scheme in place as part of their benefits programme.
If you haven’t been making paid parental leave payments, you need to consider the following:
Updating employment policies to detail the process involved in taking paid parental leave
Updating payroll systems to accommodate the paid parental leave payments
Reporting to the Family Assistance Office
If you have been making paid parental leave payments, you need to consider the following:
Determining whether or not you can or want to legally abandon existing paid parental payments if they are in your employment contracts
Whether employees will be willing to negotiate existing agreements containing paid parental payments in light of the Paid Parental Leave Scheme
Updating systems to make payments on behalf of the Family Assistance Office
The HR HelpDesk can help you review your HR strategy and your employment contracts, policies and procedures to ensure the Paid Parental Leave Scheme does not become a burden. Get prepared so you don’t find yourself in a mess of paperwork and possible compliance issues.
Call 1300 624 654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to an adviser today.