Family, Domestic Violence Paid Leave Soon to Commence

WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

In September a new entitlement to 10 days' paid family and domestic violence leave (FDV leave) will commence for all employees in the state industrial relations system

This entitlement to paid FDV leave comes from the National Employment Standards in the federal Fair Work Act 2009, and will commence for state system employees on 9 September 2024.

Under the national provisions, a full time, part time or casual employee is able to take paid FDV leave if:

  • the employee is experiencing family and domestic violence; and
  • the employee needs to do something to deal with the impact of the family and domestic violence; and
  • it is impractical for the employee to do that thing outside the employee's ordinary hours of work.

The paid FDV leave entitlement is in addition to the minimum five days' unpaid family and domestic violence leave available to all employees in the state system under the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993.

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