On Wednesday, 26 October 2022, the Australian Parliament passed the Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Act 2022 (the amendment Act).
The National Employment Standards will be amended to provide an entitlement for all employees, including casual employees, to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in each 12 month period.
For employers other than small business employers the paid family and domestic violence leave entitlements commence on 1 February 2023; for small business employers the paid family and domestic violence leave entitlements commence on 1 August 2023.
After the changes have been in place for 12 months an independent review of their operation will be conducted with a report tabled in Parliament.
Further details of this amendment has been provided to TTIA Members by circular today.