The Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, the Hon Craig Laundy MP, has announced that the Government intends to implement an entitlement to five days of unpaid domestic violence leave through amendments to the Fair Work Act. The legislation is expected to be introduced into Parliament in August 2018.

This legislation would have the effect of extending the unpaid leave entitlement determined by the FWC for award-covered employees to those employees who are not covered by an award.

If you would like more information about domestic violence leave please contact Ai Group’s Workplace Advice Service on 1300 55 66 77.

Alternatively, if you would like advice about developing domestic violence leave policies in your workplace  or negotiating domestic violence leave claims by unions please contact your local employment, workplace and industrial lawyer in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane or email Ai Group Workplace Lawyers at

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