Enacted in 2001, the New South Wales Carers’ Responsibilities Act (“CRA”) prohibits discrimination against employees with caregiver responsibilities and provides access to reasonable flexible work arrangements. Under this law, employees have the right to request accommodations for their carer responsibilities, and employers have an affirmative obligation to consider and grant reasonable accommodations that do not impose an unjustifiable hardship. The affirmative accommodation requirement extends to requests for flexible working hours, working from home (telecommuting), part-time work, and job-share arrangements.
Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown Federal Legislation Clinic, "The New South Wales Carers’ Responsibilities Act" (2006). Memos and Fact Sheets. 25.
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Produced on behalf of Workplace Flexibility 2010 by the Georgetown Federal Legislation Clinic (Heather Sawyer, Assistant Director).