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Paid family and domestic violence leave in awards

In May 2022, the Fair Work Commission issued a provisional decision to include paid family and domestic violence leave in awards for full-time and part-time employees.

This decision isn’t finalised yet and the Commission has asked for input from interested parties before making a final decision. The proposed paid leave would apply to permanent employees only and be paid at the base rate of pay. While the leave would accrue from year to year, it would not exceed 10 days.

Under the National Employment Standards, all employees (including part-time and casual employees) are entitled to 5 days unpaid family and domestic violence leave each year.

To view more detail from Fair Work Australia, click here

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