Organisations have policies and procedures in place for the efficient and fair administration of employment matters. Ensuring your policies are current is imperative.
On 26 November 2020, the Fair Work Act was amended to include new unpaid parental leave entitlements for parents who experience traumatic events during or ahead of their unpaid parental leave.
From 27 November 2020 these amendments include:
Parents entitled to unpaid parental leave may now take up to 30 days of their 12 month unpaid leave on a flexible basis. This flexible leave may be taken as:
This flexible unpaid leave needs to be taken within the first 24 months of the birth or adoption of a child and parents may choose to take it for a number of reasons including to share caring responsibilities between parents or to help with gradually returning to work.
It is good practice that organisations review their policies on a regular basis to ensure they are current and relevant to their workforce.
Having a suite of policies is important, so is ensuring your employees are familiar with them and acknowledge they are aware of their obligations to adhere to them.
Perhaps it may be time to do so in your organisation. LMHR can take the pain away and assess, update and or develop key policies in your organisation. Contact us today.