Industrial Relations Act 1996 No 17
Historical version for 8 February 2003 to 16 February 2003 (accessed 26 January 2015 at 15:22) Current version

67   Employer’s obligations

(1) Information to employees
On becoming aware that an employee (or an employee’s spouse) is pregnant, or that an employee is adopting a child, an employer must inform the employee of:
(a)  the employee’s entitlements to parental leave under this Part, and
(b)  the employee’s obligations to notify the employer of any matter under this Part.

An employer cannot rely on an employee’s failure to give a notice or other document required by this Part unless the employer establishes that this subsection has been complied with in relation to the employee.

(2) Records
An employer must keep, for at least 6 years, a record of parental leave granted under this Part to employees and all notices and documents given under this Part by employees or the employer.

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

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