[Australia] High court’s judgement on personal/carer’s leave accrual welcomed by Payroll Industry

20 AUG 2020

On August 13, the High Court of Australia granted the appeals by Mondelez International and the Australian Government regarding the entitlement to personal/carer’s leave in the Mondelez v AMWU case. According to Australian Payroll Association reporting, this outcome effectively means that the High Court has confirmed the long-held standard industry practice regarding personal/carer’s leave accruals.

Additionally, it means that the decision handed down by the full Federal Court in August 2019 has been overturned. Australian Payroll Association explore the implications of the new outcome for employers and payroll professionals and have details of the summary the High Court of Australia has issued.