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February 11, 2021

Question from Dianne Vellinga ([email protected])

Good afternoon,

How does annual leave entitlements interact with the duration of parental leave (12 months). e.g if an employee decides to take annual leave at the start of their parental leave period, does it count towards their 12 month period?

Kind Regards

Hi Dianne

Employees can take paid or unpaid leave at the same time as parental leave. The 12 month period of parental leave is not interrupted if they do so (but it is interrupted if they return to work).

For more information on parental leave we recommend the Fair Work Ombudsman website: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/templates-and-guides/best-practice-guides/parental-leave

Kind regards

Ella Clements