Keeping in touch days

Under the provisions of the National Employment Standards, where the principal and an employee agree, the employee may perform work for up to 10 days whilst absent on unpaid parental absence in order to keep in touch with their employment. The purpose of performing the work is to facilitate a return to that employment after the end of the parental absence. Further information about keeping in touch days is available on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website, keeping in touch daysExternal Link .

Work performed by an employee on a keeping in touch day will be regarded as a temporary resumption from parental absence (refer to previous chapter).

Policy and guidelines for keeping in touch days

Reviewed 06 April 2020

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