Parental leave

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

New mums and dads re­ceiv­ing parental leave pay­ments are set to get more from July 1. Par­ents el­i­gi­ble for the govern­ment-funded 14-week scheme are cur­rently paid a max­i­mum of $475.16 be­fore tax each week de­pend­ing on their in­come. This is be­ing upped to $488.17 a week. The min­i­mum pay­ment is also in­creas­ing from $135 to $137.50 weekly. Labour Min­is­ter Si­mon Bridges says the change is to ac­count for the 2.7 per cent in­crease in the aver­age weekly wage.

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