Long Service Leave Act Changes Have Been Made 15th May

Victoria: Exciting new Long Service Leave changes for parents taking parental leave and employees reaching 7 years of continuous employment! 

New changes just passed on 15 May 2018 in the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament mean that employees will have greater flexibility and access to Long Service Leave (LSL) sooner under the new legislation.

Changes include:

  • Employees will be allowed to take Long Service Leave (LSL) after 7 years of continuous employment (pro rata) instead of 10 years;
  • Parents taking up to 52 weeks of unpaid parental leave will have their leave included when calculating continuous employment for LSL accrual;
  • And employees will have more flexibility in how they can take their long service leave.

Employers need to ensure that you review and update relevant policies and practices so that you’re correctly accruing and administrating long service leave.

Changes come into effect on 1 November 2018, unless proclaimed earlier, so now is the time to prepare!

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