Unpaid parental leave entitlements
Dad and Partner Pay doesn't change your workplace leave entitlements.
If you have worked continuously for your employer for 12 months or more, you may be entitled to unpaid parental leave under the National Employment Standards in the Fair Work Act 2009.
Read more about leave on the Fair Work Ombudsman website and talk to your employer about taking unpaid parental leave.
If you've worked for your employer for less than 12 months, consider speaking with them to negotiate unpaid leave.
Page last updated: 12 May 2018
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