CareerMums recently conducted a ‘pulse’ survey on the issue of paid parental leave in response to the Productivity Commission’s release of their draft report. 90 per cent of respondents believe that paid parental leave is an important employment entitlement to encourage retention in the workplace, but not at the expense of businesses.
Kate Sykes, Director of www.careermums.com.au said “Our users are expressing concerns about the compliance and superannuation costs that businesses may face if the Federal Government accepts the Productivity Commission’s Paid Parental Leave Scheme in its current form. If businesses are forced to act at the paymasters of paid parental leave (reimbursed later) and pay superannuation, this may inadvertently cause discrimination against the hiring of women who are of child-bearing age.”
read our press release at the following URL: http://www.careermums.com.au/uploads/CareerMums%20PR%20Paid%20Parental%20Leave%20Nov%202008.pdf