HR Leader: How employers can respectfully navigate the new paid domestic violence leave

With paid family and domestic violence leave coming into effect earlier this year, Hicksons Workplace Relations Partner, Warwick Ryan recently discusses with HR Leader on how employers can respectfully navigate the new paid domestic violence leave.
In particular, now entitles include casual, part-time and full-time employees to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence (FDV) leave each 12-month period.
Before, this entitlement was available, employees only had access to five days of unpaid FDV leave.
In the article, Warwick dives into four key areas including responsibility, evidence, confidentiality and reporting which require clear and consistent business policy, and provides suggestions for employers in handling this.
Warwick commented: “If someone is intent on rorting this system, then it can be difficult for employers to manage that … but the overall good of the system far outweighs these risks.”

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Article authored by Nick Wilson, HR Leader on 5 October 2023.

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