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    Default Paid paternity leave- how much did you/ your partner get?

    And in what industry?

    Dp had been told right up to now that he will have two weeks paid paternity leave (not full pay though).
    Here we are, 2 days past edd, and suddenly he's told he can only have one week at a severely reduced rate. He's just finally got off the phone to me after ranting and raving for a good 20 minutes!

    I looked up the vic laws and it seems that he can take 3 weeks leave immediately after the birth, but the company (food production) doesn't HAVE to pay him- all they have to do is make sure he can re-enter the workforce in the same or equivalent position and pay scale that he is currently in.

    I didn't expect 3 weeks leave, but I was under the impression that for most workplaces, 2 weeks was the norm?

    Last time he took 6 weeks, but I think 2 was parental leave and the rest was holidays- same company but they're under new ownership now...

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    DH took 2 days annual leave with each of the kids. This time (because it's our 4th) he's taking 2 weeks (I threatened to not leave hospital unless he did). He's a partner so he doesn't take it as parental leave just "working from home". He'll still do a significant amount of work over that 2 weeks.

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    No paid leave is required to be given by employers.

    The Govt gives two weeks paid partner parental leave at minimum wage BUT they can't also receive pay from work at the same time (including other paid leave like annual leave).

    Changing policy like that is really awful but not really against the law or anything...

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    No, I knew that he didn't have to be paid for it... He's just really upset at the way he is being treated by a company he has worked for for more than 10 years with very little recognition, I think.

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    It's worth noting the Government paternity leave is means tested. It means my DH doesn't get it. His company gives him a week off at full pay. He's saved up his annual leave though so will be able to take 4 weeks off in total. He works for a tier 1 construction company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    No, I knew that he didn't have to be paid for it... He's just really upset at the way he is being treated by a company he has worked for for more than 10 years with very little recognition, I think.
    Shocking

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    Added stress you really don't need noms

    Dh had only been in his job a few months so took all his annual leave and sick leave accrued (about 4 days) and had to take the 6 remaining days leave without pay. This was before the dad and partner pay too so had to just survive a week of only my maternity leave pay.

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    If he earns under $150k a year he should be entitled to 2 weeks at minimum wage. I've always assumed if you earnt above that you were entitled to the time, albeit not the payment.

    Is there anything in his contract or collective agreement about paternity leave?

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    I will get 2 weeks paid. If they accept it's my partner that is having the baby and that I'm also a woman. Hard to tell as its a catholic organisation. I'm saving all my annual leave and she's not even pregnant yet :-)

    I'm sorry this is happening to you nomsie, I hope it all gets sorted soon!

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    Dh got 3 weeks full pay. He's a uni lecturer.
    The unis seem to have pretty good conditions, maternity leave is 6 months full pay!!


 

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