Sick & Carer’s leave | Need Some Advice?

sick-leaveSick & Carer’s Leave – Need Some Advice?

Quick question – employee requests Carer’s leave as employee has to look after their child as their Nanny is sick, is this Carer’s leave?

Answerno it isn’t Carer’s leave as it is the Nanny who is sick, not the child of the employee (the Fair Work Office recently verified this when we enquired on behalf of one of our clients).  

If the employee wants to take the day off, they need to apply for Annual Leave or Leave Without Pay as per the employer’s established policies…

If you need any help with Leave Entitlements, Policies or anything else related to employing staff, call Classic today on 4638 3599 to make an appointment to discuss your questions with Lisa Lee who is the Human Resources Manager at Classic Recruitment & Human Resources.

Lisa can make sure you don’t miss anything!

She will give you access to some great resources, help you define and communicate your expectations, draft appropriate employment contracts/policies / procedures and ensure you meet all of your obligations.

Lisa is currently offering a free, no-obligation 1 hour HR consultation.

This consultation will reveal key requirements for employers of the National Employment Standards (NES) and the Fair Work Act.

To book a free, no-obligation HR review with Lisa simply ring the friendly Classic team on 4638 3599 or email