Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave Update
From 1 August 2023, the entitlement for paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave now applies to all employees, regardless of the business size.
Employees are entitled to:
- 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave
- 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).
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Written by Louise Betts