If your employer agrees, you can use keeping in touch hours while you're on paid parental leave.
|Birth date or due date (whichever is later) or date the child comes in to your care||Maximum keeping in touch hours|
|1 July 2018 to 30 June 2020||52 hours over the 22-week paid parental leave period|
|On or after 1 July 2020||64 hours over the 26-week paid parental leave period|
Keeping in touch hours cannot be used within the first 28 days after your baby is born.
If you are self-employed, you can do occasional oversight or administration of your business without losing your entitlement.
For more information about keeping in touch hours visit Employment New Zealand's website.