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Before hiring an employee to perform the work of an employee who is on parental leave the Fair Work Act 2009 (the FW Act)  requires employers  to tell the replacement employee that:  the engagement is temporary; the employee who is on leave has a right to return to work at the end of the leave; and the employee and the employer may have a right to cancel or end the leave early in some circumstances (e.g. stillbirth or infant death).

This sample Offer of Employment – Parental Leave Replacement Employee - Letter is to be used by employers when replacing an employee on parental leave with another employee. It includes all the information that employers must disclose to replacement employees under the FW Act. 

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Date Update
15/11/2019 This letter has undergone a periodic review. No significant changes have been made.



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