The Victorian Government has implemented a Sick Pay Guarantee scheme for casual and self-employed workers in specified occupations.

The scheme provides up to five days a year of sick or carer's pay at the National Minimum Wage (currently $20.33 per hour).

The scheme is Government-funded for a two-year trial period. When the proposed scheme was first announced, the Victorian Government indicated that a levy may be imposed on businesses at the conclusion of the trial period to fund an ongoing scheme.

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