From 1 August 2023, all employees became entitled to 10 days of paid Family and Domestic Violence leave. This means that:
- 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), based on their service anniversary.
- All 10 days are available upfront each year – an employee doesn’t accrue them.
- 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.
Learn more at Paid family and domestic violence leave for small business. From there you can access updated website information and education resources, including an updated small business employer guide. Fair Work Australia also have Family and domestic violence leave — case studies to help small businesses understand the new entitlement in practice. Information about the new leave entitlement available in 16 languages. Visit Fair Work Australia’s Language help section for professionally translated information in your language.
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