From today, 1 August 2023, employees of small businesses can access 10 days paid family and domestic and violence per year. Until today, employees of small businesses were entitled to 5 days unpaid family and domestic violence leave.
Paid family and domestic violence leave has applied to other businesses since 1 February 2023.
The leave is available to full time, part time and casual employees upon commencement of employment. It does not accumulate from year to year, rather it resets on an employee’s work anniversary.
Employers should note that information relating to family and domestic violence leave taken or balances available must not appear on an employee’s pay slip.