Know Your Rights: Parental Leave
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65. Parental Leave
65.2 An employee who is not eligible for maternity leave or adoption leave may, in special circumstances, be granted parental leave to care for a child who is under two years of age at the time the leave commences.
65.4 Parental leave is for a period of not more than 52 weeks from the date the leave commenced.
65.5 Parental leave is unpaid leave, and can consist of solely parental leave (unpaid), or a combination of parental, annual and/or long service leave, if the employee has accrued such leave.