Resources & Tips
A range of downloadable tools to help you manage and engage your people
Family and Domestic Violence - a Manager's Guide
This guide will cover paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave that the Australian Government has newly introduced as of 1 of February 2023.
This guide will therefore aim to develop a manager's understanding of Family and Domestic Violence Leave, what it is, how it works and how to handle future situations and conversations with employees accordingly surrounding the newly introduced entitlement.
If your organisation has 15 or more permanent employees (or 15 when you include regular and systematic casuals); as of 1 February 2023, your employees (including casuals) will be able to access up to 10 days of Family and Domestic Violence Leave (FDVL).
The basics of how the leave works:
• Upfront allowance – starts from the date it commences (i.e. 1 February or 1 August 2023), or the employee’s start date with your organisation; and the 10 days renews each calendar year thereafter.
• Does not accumulate year on year.
• Does not come out of personal or annual leave balances (it is an additional cost/leave allowance for the organisation to accrue for).
• Payment is based on the hours the employee would have been paid had they been at work.
• When FDVL is taken it must not be mentioned on the employee’s payslip, nor should the payslip show the leave taken or the balance remaining – this is to protect the safety and confidentiality of the employee.
• Requests for FDVL must be handled sensitively and confidentially. Under no circumstances should a leader divulge to anyone else in the organisation (unless they need the information to perform their role – e.g. payroll) that an employee is taking DFVL or the reasons for taking this leave.
Please find at the link a template Leave Policy, containing the FDVL provisions for you to download and customise.
Remote Working Checklist
The global pandemic changed the way we work, and the expectations of employees with regard to having access to flexible work options.
However, before agreeing to a role being remote, hybrid or flexible, there are aspects of both the role and the worker within the role than need to be considered.
Business Objectives Model
Before you can commence the journey of establishing your business objectives and strategy, you need to understand your perspective on what your ideal business looks like.
This tool assists small business owners to identify what they want to get from their business. You are in business to achieve outcomes for your personal life, so this will assist you to be clear on what these are.