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Monday, 27th October 2014, by Loran McDougall

In today's Workplace Bulletin:
  • Jury service and voluntary activities: Eligibility, notice and pay
Dear Reader,

Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), your employees are entitled to take community service leave to engage in an eligible community service activity.
Eligible community service activities include:
  • jury service (including attendance for jury selection); and
  • voluntary emergency management activities, i.e. an activity that involves dealing with an emergency or natural disaster.
An employee is entitled to take community service leave at the following times:
  • when engaging in an eligible activity;
  • during any reasonable travelling time associated with the activity; and
  • for any reasonable rest time immediately following the activity.
Keep reading to find out about when an employee is eligible to take community service leave, and what the notice and pay requirements are.
Until next time,
Jessica Oldfield
Loran McDougall
Editor
Workplace Bulletin
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Jury service and voluntary activities: Eligibility, notice and pay
by Charles Power
Editor-in-Chief, Employment Law Practical Handbook
Jury service
Eligibility: Employees will be required to undertake jury service under Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation.
Notice: Employees must advise you of the period, or expected period, of absence as soon as possible. If you request it, employees must also provide you with evidence that they attended jury duty or jury selection.
Pay: Jury service is the one type of community service leave that is paid.
Employees will receive jury service pay from the government, but you must make up the difference between this pay and the employee’s ordinary pay, i.e. their base rate of pay for their ordinary hours of work, for a maximum of 10 days (pro rata for part-time employees) under the National Employment Standards.
State or Territory legislation may require you to make up the difference between the employee’s jury pay and their ordinary pay for a longer period of time (or to make up a casual’s pay).
Voluntary emergency management activities
Eligibility: To be eligible for a voluntary emergency management activity, the employee must:
  • be a member of, or have a member-like association with, a recognised emergency management body, e.g. the State Emergency Service (SES) or the Country Fire Authority (CFA); and
  • have been requested by the body to engage in the activity. If the circumstances did not permit a request to be made, e.g. due to the rapid spread of a bushfire, it must be reasonable to expect that the employee would have been requested to engage in the activity if the circumstances had permitted it.
Notice: Employees must give you notice of the leave as soon as possible (this could be after the leave begins), including the period or expected period of absence. You may also request evidence of the employee’s entitlement to take community service leave.
Pay: Community service leave for voluntary emergency management activities is unpaid.
Regards,
Charles Power
Charles Power
Editor-in-Chief

Employment Law Practical Handbook




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