- #1741028huiatahi January 20, 2020 at 12:04 pm
This is the latest rules on Maternity leave….taken from cab.org.nz. More information available on that site
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#1741029rob023 January 20, 2020 at 12:22 pm
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.#1741033huiatahi January 20, 2020 at 12:30 pm
You will note ( yes even you rob) I gave the site it came from.
huiatahi#1741035rob023 January 20, 2020 at 12:52 pm
Therefore undoubtedly an exception allowed under the “abiding by the wishes of the group” rule!#1741036rob023 January 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Meanwhile, in the real world over at Kiwiblog, 243 contributions on what’s happening today events. And the day’s only half over.#1741037jensMemberMember since: May 3, 2006
Replies: 7749jens January 20, 2020 at 1:03 pm
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..#1741038huiatahi January 20, 2020 at 1:42 pm
I’m still trying to work out who “ the group” are. Is it anyone who has a different point of view rob?
huiatahi#1741039rob023 January 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm
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.#1741040huiatahi January 20, 2020 at 2:05 pm
Do you keep a file on what everyone says rob?
huiatahi#1741042rob023 January 20, 2020 at 2:32 pm
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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