Australia’s in the midst of one of the worst flu seasons on record, with a cost to the Australian economy of billions of dollars in lost productivity not to mention the cost to the health system. We thought it timely to investigate “Personal Leave” and the rules and obligations around this for employees and employers.
Paid personal leave (also sometimes known as sick or carers leave) allows an employee time off:
when they are unwell, or injured
to take care of an immediate family or member of their household who is sick or