Community Service Leave Guide

If one of your employees is required to attend jury service or is called upon to help a recognised emergency service they are entitled to community service leave.

How you pay them during their leave can vary depending on your jurisdiction.

If relevant State or Territory legislation provides a more beneficial scenario for the worker than that offered by the NES, national system employers must comply with the State or Territory legislation.

This means you need to be aware of which specific legislation applies to your workplace.

You also need to be careful about disciplining an employee while they are taking community service leave.

Dismissing an employee during their leave, for example, will attract a severe penalty.

To ensure you understand all the laws surrounding community service leave in your jurisdiction, Portner Press have developed The Community Service Leave Guide.

This 20-page e-Book explains the entitlement in detail and will ensure you understand your legal obligations. It’s written in clear, practical terms and covers legislation for every jurisdiction.

You’ll find out:

  • What you are required to pay employees on jury service
  • What the courts pay for jury service in each State and Territory
  • How employees engaged in an emergency service are protected under the Fair Work Act
  • Pay entitlements for employees engaged in an emergency management activity
  • How your obligations may vary under modern awards or an enterprise agreement
  • How to calculate payment in relation to jury service
  • And plenty more…

As with all Portner Press publications, the information in this guide reflects current legislation and can be counted on to help you implement best practice policies in your workplace.

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