Family and Domestic Violence Leave – Practical Considerations of the new National Employment Standard

In December 2018, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) was amended to insert a new entitlement in the National Employment Standards (NES) being five days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave. The new entitlement extends the decision of the Fair Work Commission in March 2018 to grant five days’ unpaid leave to employees covered by modern awards, to all national system employees, being the vast majority of the Australian workforce.

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