Paid Leave for Employees experiencing Domestic Violence

What you need to know about the leave

  • 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave is now available to employees of small business employers.
  • Full-time, part-time and casual employees can take 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period (it isn’t pro-rated for part-time or casual employees).
  • All 10 days are available upfront – an employee doesn’t accrue it.
  • The leave doesn’t accumulate from year to year if it’s not used.
  • It’s a separate paid leave entitlement, like paid annual leave or paid sick and carer’s leave.
  • Employers must not include certain information on an employee’s pay slip about taking paid family and domestic violence leave.
  • This leave entitlement replaces the previous 5 days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave under the National Employment Standards (NES).

Written by Ross Ahmadzai

15 Nov, 2023

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