August Essentials: Family and Domestic Violence Leave Explained

Published September 03, 2018 Views: 1107

This month, our Employment Relations Expert Thorunn Arnadottir stops by to talk us through the new Family and Domestic Violence Leave entitlement.

All Modern Awards in Australia have been changed to include 5 days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave. This is now a compulsory entitlement for all employees covered by modern awards, including casuals.

It’s welcome news for people who need it most, but what does it mean for small business owners?

In this episode we discuss:

  • The new entitlement and how it applies to small business
  • The delicate issue of asking for proof
  • What an employer can do if they suspect an employee is experiencing domestic violence, but won’t talk about it
  • What an employer should do if an employee comes to them requesting domestic violence leave

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