What is not covered Paid Parental Leave?

The Paid Parental Leave scheme came into operation on the 1st of January 2011. This means that anyone who became a parent of a children born or adopted on or after this date will be eligible. For a more detailed overview click http://workplacerelationsoz.blogspot.com/2010/09/paid-parental-leave-what-you-need-to.html"}">here.

It should be noted that even though the government funds the scheme, that as of the 1 July 2010 employers will be required to pay the employee via their normal payroll. An added complication is that Paid Parental Leave is not counted for purposes of Superannuation, payroll tax or workers’ compensation premiums so should be treated according.