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Update to Personal / Carer's Leave

On the 13th August the High Court handed down a decision about how personal/carer’s leave is accrued and taken. The decision states that an employee’s entitlement to 10 days personal/carer’s leave will be calculated on their hours of work, NOT days. 


Personal and carer’s leave will now be calculated on an hourly basis, as opposed to a daily basis, regardless of whether you are a full-time employee, part-time employee or shiftworker.


Part-time employees are still entitled to 10 days’ leave, however, these are ‘notional days’ and the number of hours in each day of leave is to be calculated on a pro-rata basis depending on how many hours the part-timer works in a fortnight.


In other words, things are back to how they were!


If you have any questions, please call our office on 02 4402 8913


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