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  • #1741028
    huiatahi
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    Member since: March 22, 2017
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    huiatahi

    This is the latest rules on Maternity leave….taken from cab.org.nz.  More information available on that site

    Eligibility
    If you are an employee, you or your partner are having a baby (or will become the primary carers of a child aged less than six years, and you fulfil the minimum work requirement, then you will be eligible for unpaid parental leave. You do not have to be a citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand to be eligible.

    The minimum work requirement for eligibility is as follows:

    You have worked for the same employer in the previous six or 12 months before the baby’s expected due date (or the first date you become the primary carer of a child); and
    You have worked for an average of at least 10 hours per week during that time
    Exactly how much unpaid parental leave and what types you are eligible for, will depend on whether you meet the six or 12 month criteria ie how many hours you work and how long you have worked for your employer and whether you are the mother- or father- to be.

    To work out the respective entitlements of you and your partner, visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE’s) Employment website. The MBIE website also has a summary of parental leave entitlements in table format.

    If you don’t meet the eligibility criteria, you may still be entitled to parental leave if your employment agreement provides for it and you may still be entitled to parental leave pa

     

    Types of leave
    There are four types of unpaid parental leave:

    Primary carer’s leave (previously known as maternity leave) for female employees, of up to 22 weeks around the time of the birth or adoption.
    Special leave of up to 10 days, for pregnant employees for pregnancy related activities such as medical appointments and antenatal classes.
    Partner’s leave (previously known as paternity leave) of up to two weeks, for the mother’s partner when the baby is born (or when a child aged under six years is jointly adopted or the employee otherwise becomes a child’s primary carer.
    Extended leave of up to 52 weeks (minus any maternity leave or extended partner’s leave taken) which can be shared by both parents.
    If you will be the primary carer of the child and would meet the criteria for receiving parental leave payments, but don’t meet the criteria for parental leave, you can ask your employer for negotiated carer leave.
    You don’t have to take all of your unpaid parental leave in one continuous block; you can negotiate with your employer to return to work for a period of time and then take the balance of your leave later in the year.

    huiatahi

    #1741029
    rob023
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    Member since: October 7, 2011
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    rob023

    Gabyone!!! Copy and Paste Alert !!!! Breaking News !!!! The practise still exists!!!
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    #1741033
    huiatahi
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    Member since: March 22, 2017
    Topics: 2
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    huiatahi

    You will note ( yes even you rob) I gave the site it came from.

    huiatahi

    #1741035
    rob023
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    Member since: October 7, 2011
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    rob023

    Therefore undoubtedly an exception allowed under the “abiding by the wishes of the group” rule!

    #1741036
    rob023
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    Member since: October 7, 2011
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    rob023

    Meanwhile, in the real world over at Kiwiblog, 243 contributions on what’s happening today events. And the day’s only half over.

    #1741037
    jens
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    Member since: May 3, 2006
    Topics: 16
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    jens

    I do not  want to disturb any  discussion on maternity  leave, and has not huiatahi  said practically all there is to say on it, already?

    But since  some successfully retired  grownups have stated on this  site, that  because  their  children are  earning more than what they did –  and some children are known to have “blown any inheritance from their  parents at the  pokies in no time” (or something like that), and that  therefore there is no case  to be  concerned about their  future,  they should  and will  take  care  of it themselves.

    However,  because of the apparently increasing  proportion of  children  born in poverty amidst plenty,  I think it is legitimate  to challenge  that  view, and therefore  appeal to all those  interested in the  economics of poverty  elimination in a sustainable and  constructive  way –

    to  turn to the  Economics  forum  within the Money and Life Plans  group of  forums, where  there  are  many  threads  on this  very issue..

     

    #1741038
    huiatahi
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    Member since: March 22, 2017
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    Replies: 1100
    huiatahi

    I’m still trying to work out who “ the group” are.  Is it anyone who has a different point of view rob?

    huiatahi

    #1741039
    rob023
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    Member since: October 7, 2011
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    rob023

    Me too huiatahi.
    It was hero42 that first raised “abiding by the wishes of the group” in one if his posts a few days ago.
    Following that I asked the question “Hero42 might like to enlighten me the members’ names from Jan 1 to Jan 9 who were abiding by the wishes of the group..”
    So far nobody’s owned up to being a member.
    My guess is we’ll never know.

    #1741040
    huiatahi
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    Member since: March 22, 2017
    Topics: 2
    Replies: 1100
    huiatahi

    Do you keep a file on what everyone says rob?

    huiatahi

    #1741042
    rob023
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    Member since: October 7, 2011
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    rob023

    Not at all Huiatahi.
    As the posts on this discussion forum are so few and far between it’s very easy to recall what’s been posted even to a week or so back. And if there’s something I knew I’d seen but may not have memorised the exact words, it’s dead easy to search.

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