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Second Reading Speeches

Fair Work Amendment (Ten Days Paid Domestic and Family Violence Leave) Bill 2020

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
BURNEY, Linda, MP
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the

Fair Work Act 2009
to: provide for ten days paid domestic and family violence leave in a 12-month period; provide for employees to access paid domestic and family violence leave at their base pay rate for usual hours of work in the period the leave was taken; enable an employee and employer to agree additional paid or unpaid leave can be taken in addition to the 10 days paid domestic and family violence leave; clarify and expand the reasons for which a person can take paid domestic and family violence leave; and strengthen the privacy obligations placed on employers in relation to an employee who takes paid family and domestic violence leave.