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From 1 January 2010, the National Employment Standards (NES) replace the non-pay rate provisions of the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard (the Standard).
Entitlements to personal / carer’s leave and compassionate leave under the NES are:
You can use the Leave Calculator to calculate personal leave entitlements under the NES.
Note: An employee is not entitled to take or acrue any personal / carer's leave or compassionate leave while getting worker's compensation payments. This applies unless there's an applicable federal, state or territory law about workers compensation that says otherwise.
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