Paid Domestic Violence Leave – now an employee entitlement!
Under new laws introduced to parliament recently, all employees will now be entitled to access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period.
This includes casual and part-time employees.
The full 10-day leave entitlement will be available upfront, it does not need to accumulate from year to year if it is not used.
The leave will be introduced in stages according to the size of the employer and will be available from:
1st February 2023, for employees of non-small business employers (employers with 15 or more employees on 1st February 2023)
1st August 2023, for employees of small business employers (employers with less than 15 employees on 1st February 2023).
All costs in respect of Paid Family and Domestic Violence leave will be borne by the Employer.
For further information, please refer to https://www.fairwork.gov.au/newsroom/news/new-paid-family-and-domestic-violence-leave
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