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Negotiated Carer Leave

Published December 11, 2018 Author: Andrew Felix Rose

This allows an employee who does not qualify for primary carer leave to take time off work to be the primary carer for a child and still receive parental leave payments.

This type of leave is available to workers who, although they meet the work time and hours criteria to get parental leave payments, do not meet the separate criteria to take primary carer leave.

Employees should notify their employer of their intention to take this leave at least three months before the baby’s due date, or 14 days before they become the primary carer of a child under the age of six. The employer must respond to this request as soon as possible and within one month of the request being made.

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