Know your Family and Domestic Leave obligations

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Recent changes to the Fair Work Act make it vital for employers to understand their obligations in relation to family and domestic violence.

Under the Fair Work Act, eligible employees can now take up to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave. This entitlement is available to full-time, part-time, and casual employees.

The leave can be taken for various reasons including making arrangements for safety, attending court hearings, accessing police services or attending healthcare appointments.

It applies to full-time, part-time, and casual employees and is paid at the full rate of pay for the hours that an employee would have worked.

It renews every year – but doesn’t accumulate.

Employers must take reasonable steps to ensure confidentiality is kept – including not making it visible on payslips.

We’ll talk more about this topic in future newsletters. For further information, contact the Fair Work Infoline at 13 13 94, visit www.fairwork.gov.au or contact a NatRoad Advisor.