Amendments have been recently made to the Fair Work Act 2009 incorporating new provisions that address Family and Domestic Violence.
From 1 February 2023, the change means all employees (casual and full time) will be able to access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period.
This change affects our Members who employ their own Support Worker.
This also reflects the government’s ongoing commitment to supporting employees affected by family and domestic violence.
What are the Changes?
- All employees can take paid family and domestic violence leave if they need to deal with the impact of family and domestic violence.
- This may include making arrangements for their safety, or the safety of a close relative (including relocation), attending court hearings, accessing police services, attending counselling or attending appointments with medical, financial or legal professionals.
- Casual employees will be paid at their full pay rate for the hours they were rostered to work in the period they took leave.
- If an employee needs to access family and domestic violence leave, they should notify their employer as soon as possible.
For further information visit:
New paid family and domestic violence leave Fair Work Ombudsman.