Stillbirth or infant death
In cases of stillbirth or infant death, eligible employees will continue to get their Parental Leave Pay.
Your employee may return to work in these cases and keep getting their Parental Leave Pay. They won’t lose their Parental Leave Pay if they return to work before their Paid Parental Leave period ends.
They can’t get income from JobKeeper Payment and Parental Leave Pay at the same time. They can get Parental Leave Pay after their income from JobKeeper Payment ends, even if they returned to work.
We won’t impose any specific rules that may result in them being financially worse off in these situations.
In cases like this, your employee may want us to provide their Parental Leave Pay. We’ll let you know if you no longer need to provide it.
Page last updated: 17 September 2020
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