Paid Parental Leave To Be Extended

Posted by Madeleine Hawkesby on 7 November 2017

Parental Leave Increase

The Government have announced that parents can look forward to 26 weeks paid parental leave by July 2020 .

"Cabinet today (6 November 2017) decided to increase the duration of parental leave entitlements to 22 weeks from 1 July 2018, extending further to 26 weeks from 1 July 2020. We will be introducing legislation to Parliament to give effect to this week," Ms Ardern said.