Fair Work Commission introduces 10-day paid leave for Family and Domestic Violence.
In 2018, the FWC introduced a 5-day unpaid leave to deal with issues relating to Family and Domestic Violence.
The Australian Fair Work Commission (FWC) has introduced a 10-day paid leave to deal with family and domestic violence.
During the four-yearly review of its Family and Domestic Violence Leave Entitlement, the FWC was of the view that the entitlement should be increased up to 10 days.
In furtherance of this, the FWC invited the federal government if it wished to make changes to National Employment Standards(NES) to include Family and Domestic Violence Leave Entitlements. In response to this, the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Tony Burke wrote that:
"Consistent with the commitments made in the Government's Secure Australian Jobs Plan, the Government intends to introduce 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave into the National Employment Standards as soon as possible."
It is proposed that the 10 days of paid leave will roll over from year to year similar to an annual leave. However, the maximum number of days is capped at 10 days.
The FWC has extended to date to formulate a draft model to 1 July 2022.