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Paid family and domestic violence leave for small business

Employees of small business employers (employers with fewer than 15 employees) can now access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period. Employees of all other employers could access this leave from 1 February 2023.


What you need to know about the leave

  • 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave is now available to employees of small business employers.

  • Full-time, part-time and casual employees can take 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period (it isn’t pro-rated for part-time or casual employees).

  • All 10 days are available upfront – an employee doesn’t accrue it.

  • It’s a separate paid leave entitlement, like paid annual leave or paid sick and carer’s leave.

  • Employers must not include certain information on an employee’s pay slip about taking paid family and domestic violence leave.




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