As part of the 2021-2022 Employment Guides Pack ACAPMA has released the Personal Carers, Compassionate and Domestic Violence Leave Guide.  This detailed Guide provides detailed review of the national and Award level leave entitlements for staff in these important areas as they apply to both permanent and casual employees in the fuel wholesale, retail and administrative areas.

“Personal and Carers Leave, or sick leave as it is more commonly called, is something that most businesses are well versed in, but what is not often understood is that Personal and Carers Leave, Compassionate Leave, Domestic Violence Leave are all entitlements for all staff, that come from the Fair Work Act and from the Award.  Whether this leave is paid or not will depend on the employees status and the leave itself…but the entitlement exists for all staff and can be complicated by the particular conditions of the Award.  So it is vital that all businesses have a detailed working understanding of these vital areas” explains ACAPMA Executive Manager Employment and Training, Elisha Radwanowski.

“These types of leave are generally required when an employee is in a situation of stress and distress, so it is important to understand not only the legal requirements placed on the business and how best to support their staff with clear and correct information on hand”  concluded Elisha.

The ACAPMA Guide 2021-2022 – Personal Carers, Compassionate and Domestic Violence Leave Guide is available to all ACAPMA Members now by request to  and will be emailed directly to all members with the completed Guide Pack in the coming weeks.

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HR Highlights are things to consider, implement and watch out for in your business. They are provided as general advice and you should seek further advice on your situation by calling 1300 160 270 and speaking to one of ACAPMA Workplace Relations Professionals its free for members.

Elisha Radwanowski BCom(HRM&IR)|
Executive Manager Employment and Training