Parental leave

Take the time off you need to welcome and bond with a new addition to your family! The amount of time you can take varies depending on your eligibility, and whether you are considered the primary or non-primary caregiver. To be eligible for either type of leave you must have been with Adobe for a minimum of 12 months when the leave begins.

Primary Caregiver

The primary caregiver is the parent who takes primary responsibility for care of the child during typical Adobe work hours. Eligible employees who are considered primary caregivers are given 26 calendar weeks of full paid leave. The primary caregiver must take this leave as one continuous block and within 12 months after the birth or placement of the child.

After paid parental leave has been exhausted, employees are entitled to take unpaid leave, per the Fair Work Act 2009. This entitlement is typically 12 months, less any Adobe-paid parental and other paid leave taken. During this period of unpaid leave, employees may wish to use Keeping in Touch Days. These 10 days (which can be taken in half-day or full-day increments) allow you to stay up to date with the workplace or refresh your skills to assist your return to work. Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman site for further information regarding unpaid parental leave and Keeping in Touch Days.

Non-Primary Caregiver

Eligible employees who are considered non-primary caregivers receive 16 work weeks of fully paid leave. The non-primary caregiver can split this time into two blocks of 8 weeks and must commence and complete this leave within 12 months from the birth or placement of the child.

Next Steps

When you have decided on the type of parental leave you wish to take please follow these steps:

  1. Speak to your manager at least 10 weeks before starting the leave and agree on the dates for your leave
  2. Follow these steps to apply for the leave in Workday as soon as possible
  3. Review the Parental Leave video and the Parental Leave FAQs [PDF]
  4. If you have any questions, reach out to the ERC team via the Support Center

We understand that it may be hard to predict how long you will be away from work.  If you alter your start and/or end dates, please reach out to the ERC team at least 15 days in advance to avoid any payroll implications.

Welcome back program

The Welcome Back program offers resources to employees and managers, to facilitate a seamless transition back to work. The program is available to APAC employees returning from an extended leave of absence of more than three calendar months (90 days). Read the Welcome Back program guide [PDF] for more information, then complete the request form [PDF].