From 1 January 2013, the Paid Parental Leave Scheme will be expanded to include the new “Dad & Partner Pay”. Under this new scheme, eligible working fathers and partners can get up to 2 weeks of Dad and Partner Pay to take time off work to care for a newborn or newly adopted child. This applies to both heterosexual and same-sex couples.
The other day I was getting ready to process payment summaries for a client and came across an annoying problem – one of the employees had supplied an invalid Tax File Number (TFN)! I was trying to create electronic summaries but the program I was using wouldn’t let me proceed until I had the correct TFN.