Last edited by clbj; 10-06-2014 at 19:39.
I just don't think ppl (to such an extent as $60k+) is needed tbh and I think tax dollars could be better spent elsewhere (hospitals, education, ambos, clean energy ect).
Papal based on people's wage + super is needed. As is more spending in hospitals, education, ambos, clean energy.
So for me who earns only $225 a week under PPL ill be getting $622. For someone who may earn $700 a week normal wage will get paid their $700 a week. No more no less.
It does actually help both low and high income earners.
Im quite happy with the new proposal ONLY because if passed i get 26 with my baby not just 18
These days SL is now called Personal Leave and covers bereavement leave, sick leave, and a variety of other reasons an employee might need leave but cannot be cashed out when you leave.
Im fairly sure Personal Leave should accrued from year to year - check FairWork Australia if your employer is calculating it incorrectly
NES came into being in 2010
You can of course use personal leave if you are unwell while you are pregnant. But not because you are pregnant.
You are not entitled to use it for pregnancy appointments but most employers are pretty relaxed on this front and either let you use it for that or just give you the time without having to record any leave.
But it's not an entitlement. I have seen this go to Fair Work and it was thrown out. Being pregnant isn't an illness. Pregnancy-related illness is of course a valid use of personal leave.
"These forms of leave are designed to help an employee deal with personal illness, caring responsibilities, family emergencies, and the death or serious illness of close family members."
Last edited by Ngaiz; 11-06-2014 at 18:45.
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