Personal Leave Decision

Lawyer & Consultant - BLAX Group

Below I have attached a link to a plain English version of this decision.

What it all means;

  1. no longer can you record employees personal leave in hours, must be in days.
  2. A day is equivalent to 7.6 hrs.
  3. If you have employees rostered over 7.6 hrs, and they take a day of personal leave, they are only deducted 1 day from their leave bank, not the equivalent hours.
  4. If you have employees working less than 7.6 hrs, they are only deducted the relevant hours.

Yes; this is an administrative nightmare. The Federal Government realise this and have appealed the decision, so this may all change again.

All employers should be aware and note; what your awards, contracts and or EBA’s state.  There are instruments such as these that also deal with personal leave and how it is to be recorded and deducted.  We are seeing conflicts with these instruments and this decision with many of our clients.

If you have any questions in regard to this, please feel free to contact me.

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/templates-and-guides/fact-sheets/minimum-workplace-entitlements/personal-leave-and-compassionate-leave

Brett Pomroy

Lawyer & Consultant - BLAX Group

Brett is a multi-skilled practitioner within the fields of Industrial Relations, Employee Relations, Equal Opportunity, Labour Management, OHS and WorkCover. Brett is a Certified and Registered Mediator and an Australian Lawyer.

Brett works with clients in Australia and abroad, providing expertise in labour management, with over 15 years’ experience in Workplace and Industrial Relations.

Early exposure to HR, fueled a keen interest in the areas of Industrial, Workplace and Employee Relations, Workers Compensation and OHS.

Time in the sector has seen Brett work across a wide selection of industries and gain a great deal of experience and knowledge. Brett also has developed long term relationships with clients which he credits his personality, professionalism and ability to deliver.

Brett has a keen interest in building business within the global market which leads him to participate on a number of committees and interest groups and is currently studying to further his knowledge and qualifications in regards to labour management on an international scale. Brett is about business.

Brett believes in business and often provides his time, pro bono, to presentations and panels, where business owners and employees can participate and develop their knowledge in in the world of labour management.

Brett currently operates his own business providing Labour management solutions for clients . Brett’s business, Blax Group, has gone from strength to strength, growing and expanding each year. Brett also works as a lawyer, for a firm specialising in employment and corporate law.

Brett’s background and education provides clients with a practical person who is qualified to handle any human resources issue they may have.

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