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#16 JuicyLife

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:39 PM

Hi Puggie

Would you mind telling me your source for that info? I've been wondering about what happens if you're employer already offers some maternity leave, and I'd like to look into it a bit more.

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#17 MissShellie

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:46 PM

From what i've read, if you get maternity payments from your employer, you are allowed to take them back-to-back or consecutively without penalty.

For part timers - you have to have worked the equivelant of 1 day a week for 10 months in the 13 month period before the baby is due and you can get the full maternity payment of $544 p/w.

http://www.news.com....5012587,00.html





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Families in which the main breadwinner earns $150,000 or more will be ineligible.

And to qualify, a prospective mum would have to have worked only 330 hours, or one day a week for 10 months in the 13 months before the birth.


Parents can share the 18 weeks' leave, or one parent can take it all. And workers can still use parental leave provided by employers, either at the same time or back-to-back.

Employers will not contribute to the government scheme or cover superannuation on leave entitlements.

But Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief Peter Anderson warned the Government not to force businesses to pay administration costs, which could leave them out of pocket.





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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:52 PM

QUOTE(beachgurl @ May 11 2009, 11:43 AM) View Post

Does anyone know what happens to those who have their own business? Do we miss out on both or does the govt pay maternity leave to us too?


I am interested in this also as I am self employed.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:10 PM

Cool...my 2 days part-time qualify me for the maternity leave. Although I dont think I will be waiting till 2010/2011 to begin TTC'ing again (providing it goes according to plan). Will be a bonus if they bring it in early though biggrin.gif

ETA - that also means I would be entitled to more then I receive working part-time.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:31 PM

I was surprised by the "Employers to continue paying 9% superannuation on the paid leave" as I didn't think that employers had to pay super on paid maternity leave.

Wow, I'm surprised that it's in addition to what employers offer. But in a good way. I've got my fingers crossed. smile.gif



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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:11 PM

QUOTE(goodgirl @ May 11 2009, 02:31 PM) View Post
I was surprised by the "Employers to continue paying 9% superannuation on the paid leave" as I didn't think that employers had to pay super on paid maternity leave.


News.com (in my quote above) says that employers DON'T have to cover the super.


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#22 Puggie

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:14 PM

QUOTE(JuicyLife @ May 11 2009, 01:39 PM) View Post

Hi Puggie

Would you mind telling me your source for that info? I've been wondering about what happens if you're employer already offers some maternity leave, and I'd like to look into it a bit more.

TIA,
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That was from the ACTU website smile.gif

From my understanding you get this in addition to the employer's mat leave PROVIDED you don't take both concurrently AND you must start the govt. 18 weeks by 6 months after bubs is born. Because I get paid mat leave for more than 6 months, already, I wouldn't get the govt. scheme - but provided your employer mat. leave finished before then you would. Not sure what happens if you get 14 weeks but take it at 1/2 pay (e.g. 28 weeks?).

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE(Puggie @ May 11 2009, 01:27 PM) View Post

Here's what is being proposed:
In my case I wouldn't get it as I get a year paid. However if your mat leave policy covered 14 weeks paid, for instance, then you would get the additional 18 weeks after you'd used up your paid 14 weeks.



Hi there, new to the forum and very interested in this paid mat leave topic. I have been trying to find accurate info on this for ages!! Was almost going to make an app with my local member to get the full facts!! LOL

My question is: I have been with my employer for 3 solid years now, no breaks in contract and I have been on unpaid mat leave now for 11 mths from this employer,
I am going back this week, part time 16 hours and wish to have another bub early 2011. But does this mean that i have to now go back and work another 12 months before i am entitled to leave on PAID mat leave?

I seriously cant see us conceiving straight away but would hate to miss the chance by 2 months or so!! smile.gif


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Posted 31 May 2010 - 03:22 PM

With my (old) employer as long as we had gone back to work for 1 day, we were technically able to gain paid maternity leave again. Not sure if that is standard for most places.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE(keggiejane @ May 31 2010, 02:56 PM) View Post

Hi there, new to the forum and very interested in this paid mat leave topic. I have been trying to find accurate info on this for ages!! Was almost going to make an app with my local member to get the full facts!! LOL

My question is: I have been with my employer for 3 solid years now, no breaks in contract and I have been on unpaid mat leave now for 11 mths from this employer,
I am going back this week, part time 16 hours and wish to have another bub early 2011. But does this mean that i have to now go back and work another 12 months before i am entitled to leave on PAID mat leave?

I seriously cant see us conceiving straight away but would hate to miss the chance by 2 months or so!! smile.gif


Yeah I want to TTC not that long after going back to work, but will work for AT LEAST 3 months before trying, so by the time you work the 9 months of pregnancy, it would be 12 months. So to be safer, I'd go more like 4 months at least laugh.gif
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