24 Aug NEW LEGISLATION – PAID FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE
Members may be aware from recent widespread media reports that the federal government has introduced a bill to create a national entitlement to 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave (FDVL) into the National Employment Standards (NES).
The proposed entitlement replaces the current NES entitlement of five days unpaid FDVL and is available where an employee needs time off work to do something to deal with the impact of family and domestic violence in circumstances where they cannot attend to matters outside of work hours. It is not uncommon for entitlements that were initially introduced by government on an unpaid leave basis to be converted to paid leave entitlements at a later date.
TTIA Members will have received a comprehensive article on this issue in a recently emailed TTIA general circular.