A majority High Court has upheld the appeal and overturned the ruling handed down by the Full Federal Court in August 2019. This now means that employers can revert to the historic way of calculating personal/carer’s leave: full-time employees are entitled to 10 days per annum and part-time employees receive a pro-rated amount based on their ordinary hours of work.
With School holidays already upon us in some States and Territories, we're considering the options for parents with children at home that may be impacted by the effects of COVID-19.
Employees have access to various leave entitlements and all permanent employees do have access to paid personal/carer’s leave when caring for a family member or member of their household when they require care or support because of a personal illness or unexpected emergency.
This resource has been updated on 9 April 2020 to include changes introduced by the Government in relation to the JobKeeper payment, as well as by the Fair Work Commission with respect to pandemic leave and taking twice the amount of annual leave on half pay.
Looking at all options to help protect your culture through this pandemic. Read on as we explore your immediate options during COVID-19.