Posts Tagged ‘domestic violence’

Responding to family and domestic violence

Are you ready to manage the FWC’s decision on family and domestic violence leave?

In a decision earlier this year the Fair Work Commission (FWC) confirmed that all employees should have access to unpaid family and domestic violence leave. Coming into operation from 1 August, modern awards will include a clause that provides for five days’ unpaid leave per annum to all employees (including casuals) experiencing family and domestic violence. This leave…

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Family and domestic violence – some workplace responses by Government agencies

How Government agencies are approaching family and domestic violence and its impact upon the workplace differs across jurisdictions. First published in The Mandarin – James Judge considers some of these responses and looks at the issue of the desirability of distinct leave provisions to assist impacted employees. Family and domestic violence is a significant and pernicious problem across…

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