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Millions of Australian workers get access to unpaid domestic violence leave from August 1 2018

Millions of Australian workers get access to unpaid domestic violence leave from August 1 2018

Millions of Australian workers get access to unpaid domestic violence leave from August 1 2018

A NEW change is coming to Australian workplaces that will affect millions of workers from August 1.

From the first full pay period on or after August 1, 2018, many workers will be able to apply for unpaid family and domestic violence leave.

The new leave entitlement comes after a recent Fair Work Commission decision, and applies to those covered by an industry or occupation award including casual employees.

Workplace specialist firm Employsure’s Senior Employment Adviser, Nicholas Hackenberg, told News Corp Australia that employers must remind their employees they will consider all the information they receive as confidential. But they cannot assume men are exempt from domestic violence either. Read the full article here.

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