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Leave Policy

Leave Policy

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Last updated December 2018
Last updated February 19, 2020
Suitable for all Australian states and territories
Suitable for all Australian states and territories

A leave policy outlines the range of entitlements in relation to certain types of leave available for a business’ employees. Customisable and ready for use in under 10 minutes.

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Document Overview

A leave policy outlines the range of entitlements in relation to certain types of leave available for a business’ employees. It provides a set of guidelines of when employees may be eligible for paid or unpaid leave. It further clearly sets out the rights and obligations of each type of leave. 

A leave policy is a simple and proactive way to increase the transparency of internal operations for a business’ employees. 

Use this Leave Policy if:

  • Your business would like to clearly set out when and what type of leave an employee may be eligible to. 

  • You want to create a policy that employees can easily review. 

Important Considerations

While this document has an option to include an annual shut-down provision, employers should check whether or not they can institute such a provision for their employees.

What does this Leave Policy cover?

  • Annual Leave entitlements 

  • Public Holidays entitlements

  • Personal (Sick) / Carer’s Leave entitlements

  • Notification Requirements

  • Medical Certificate procedures

  • Compassionate Leave entitlements 

  • Notification Requirements

  • Community Service Leave

  • Jury Service requirements

  • Parental Leave entitlements

  • Long Service Leave entitlements

  • Unpaid Leave entitlements

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