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Parental Leave Eligibility

Published December 11, 2018 Author: Andrew Felix Rose

In New Zealand, an employee has to meet the six or twelve month criteria to be eligible for parental leave.

Six month criteria: The employee has to have been employed by the same employer for at least an average of at least 10 hours in the six months before the baby’s due date or the date the employee becomes the primary carer of a child under six years of age.

Twelve month criteria: The employee has to have been employed by the same employer for at least an average of at least 10 hours in the twelve months before the baby’s due date or the date the employee becomes the primary carer of a child under six years of age.

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