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Processing paid parental leave in EXO Payroll (Australia)

On 1 January 2011 the Australian Government introduced a new scheme for Paid Parental Leave for any employees that meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme. Eligible working parents can claim the Parental Leave for up to 18 weeks at the National Minimum Wage.

The Paid Parental Leave Scheme (PPL) is an entitlement for eligible working parents of children born or adopted from 1 January 2011, providing up to 18 weeks of Government funded PPL at the National Minimum Wage. For more information on the PPL scheme, visit the Centrelink website.

To pay the Paid Parental Leave amount to an employee, an allowance would be used. A default allowance exists in the software but a new Allowance can be created if required. The steps below can guide through the creation of an allowance.

To create an allowance
  1. Go to the Maintenance menu then click on Allowances
  2. Click on Find to check the allowance codes that have already been used then press the Escape button.
  3. Enter the code number that is to be used for this new allowance then press Enter. The other fields will become available.
  4. Put in the name that the allowance is to have.
  5. Ensure that the Taxable item is selected.
  6. Set the Type item to Paid Parental Leave.
  7. Leave the Payment Summary Type as None.
  8. Make sure all boxes are unticked in the 'Add to gross liable for' section.
  9. Save this new allowance by clicking on the Save:F10 button or pressing F10 on the keyboard.

Once the allowance has been created, add the allowance to the employee's Standard Pay tab in Employee Maintenance and enter the amount of the National Minimum Wage. For further information on the National Minimum Wage, contact Fairwork Australia or Centrelink.

To report on the PPL allowance, the Paid Parental Leave History report is available from the Pay tab of the Print Reports screen. The Paid Parental Leave History report will show those employees who have been received the Paid Parental Leave allowance, the amounts paid through the allowance as well as the dates of the pays that the allowance was paid in.

Need more help? You can open the online help by pressing F1 on your keyboard while in your software.

You can also find more help resources on the MYOB Exo Employer Services Education Centre for Australia or New Zealand.

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