Supporting your employees who get a payment from us

Your employee may get a payment from us, such as an income support payment, or a payment through the Paid Parental Leave scheme. What they get may mean different things for you as an employer.

Supporting working parents

The Paid Parental Leave scheme provides financial support for eligible parents. This scheme helps parents take time off work to care for a newborn or recently adopted child.

There are 2 payments available to families under the scheme. As an employer you can read about supporting your staff when they get Paid Parental Leave.

Read more about your legal obligation to support working parents on the Human Rights Commission website.

Supporting your employees in redundancy or retrenchment

If your employee is facing redundancy or retrenchment, we can help.

Read about how we can support you and your staff, as well as your redundancy requirements as an employer.

Giving us information about an employee

You may need to give us information about an employee who’s getting a payment from us.

The easiest way to provide it is online using our business online services. Read more about how you can provide information online for:

Accessing other government resources

Go to the Supporting Working Parents website to read about your legal obligations for supporting employees who are:

  • pregnant
  • on parental leave
  • returning to work.

Read about how you can get up to $10,000 for employing a mature age worker for 12 months or more through the jobactive restart program on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

Find out about hosting an intern or register your interest on the jobactive website.

Page last updated: 23 November 2021