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Should all business's including every Australian Disability

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Should all business's including every Australian Disability Enterprise provide 100% salary payments for both Maternity & Paternity leave?
If this is the case how long should both Staff & Employees be granted
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Patrick H. replied 1 year ago.

That is not the case at this time. Whilst a fairly comprehensive paid maternity scheme is being comtemplated by the Federal Government it is not yet become law, and may not ultimately eventuate given the budgetary pressure the government appears to be under. Whilst there is some entitlement to paid maternity leave for some employees, it is considerably less than 100% of pay and is generally limited to the primary carer.

You can read about maternity and paternity leave entitlements here:

I trust the above assists your understanding, but for more detailed advice you should contact the Fair Work Ombudsman.




Expert:  Patrick H. replied 1 year ago.

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