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Paid parental leave

Paid parental leave is a government scheme for eligible working parents. For eligibility criteria, check the Employment New Zealand website.

If eligible, government payments go directly to the employee taking parental leave. This means you won't need to record those payments in MYOB.

Annual holidays still accrue on parental leave

Annual holidays still accrue while an employee is on parental leave, and this will happen automatically in MYOB. This means the employee doesn't need to be included in pay runs, but you can include them if you like.

When the employee returns to work, you'll need to make sure you reinstate their standard pay details. You also might need to pay their leave using the average weekly earnings (AWE) rate.