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Unpaid DV Leave Likely to Become a Feature of Australian Workplaces

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | Administration Officer | Comments (0)

A decision of the Fair Work Commission has rejected the ACTU claim for 10 days paid domestic and family violence leave for Award based workers.  Whilst the decision is extremely disappointing for victim employees of domestic and family violence, the door remains open for the inclusion of unpaid domestic and family violence leave.  It is also likely that new provisions will be inserted into Awards which allow employees to take personal/carers's leave for issues associated with domestic and family violence.  Importantly the decision states that unpaid leave serves to confirm the significance of family and domestic violence leave as a workplace right. 

What does this mean for you?  It means that if you or your workplace has Award based workers then now is the time to prepare for these upcoming industrial changes.

See this article for more details on the Fair Work Commission decision, go to our new website or give us a call for assistance on how to respond to these important changes in the industrial relations landscape.   
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