Pregnancy and work is a common combination in today’s world. This is particularly true if you’re having your first baby. While pregnant, you may sail through your time at work. Alternatively, however, you may face some special challenges. Announcing the news of your pregnancy at work may be celebrated. Your workplace may accommodate any special needs that you may have. On the other hand, your pregnancy may be greeted in a less than positive way.
We understand that you may have some concerns about pregnancy and work. Therefore, we have put together this guide to help you understand your legal rights and maternity entitlements. We also offer expert advice on when and how to approach your boss.
Pregnancy and Work Articles
Talking to your employer about Paid Parental Leave If you are eligible for the Paid Parental Leave scheme, it is important that you discuss your leave intentions with your employer. You will want to ensure a smooth transition from work to receiving the Government’s Parental Leave Pay. Therefore, it is vital that you clearly discuss your plans with you employer. Here are some key things to remember when having this conversation with your employer: Start the conversation early It
Paid Parental Leave Scheme - Case Studies Would you like to know more about the Australian Government's new Paid Parental Leave Scheme? The following case studies might help you understand whether or not you are eligible for the scheme. Case studies include: Birth mother (working parenting) Birth mother (stay-at-home mum) Father receiving unused Parental Leave Pay Adoptive parent Casual worker with more than one employer Self-employed mum Mum working on a family farm which is not yet generating any
Paid Parental Leave On the 1st of January 2011 the Australian Government delivered the first national Paid Parental Leave scheme. The scheme will help working parents spend more time at home with a new baby during the vital early months. It is government-funded and will help employers retain valuable and skilled staff. The scheme will provide up to 18 weeks Parental Leave Pay at the National Minimum Wage (currently $570 a week before tax) for eligible parents of children
Smart Financial Strategies for Families with Young Children By Wealth Lane The arrival of a new child can present a whole range of financial challenges. Not only does the household income usually drop, costs generally go up. However, there are several Government benefits available to families with young children which may assist: Paid Parental Leave or the Baby Bonus? After the birth or adoption of a child, many people will have the choice of claiming either Paid Parental Leave