The Victorian government has launched its Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee scheme over a two-year trial period. Pursuant to the scheme, casual sales assistants and retail employees are entitled to up to five days or 38 hours of paid personal/carer’s leave at the national minimum wage, if working an average of 7.6 hours or more each week. The entitlement does not accumulate from year to year. Sums received under the scheme is in addition to any casual loading currently payable, and employees can apply for payments via the Services Victoria website.
Employees under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian’s consent when applying under the scheme. Evidence requirements may apply to all casual employees irrespective of age.
Although the scheme is currently funded by taxpayers, ongoing funding after its trial may be obtained through a business levy.
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