New Victorian long service leave legislation
The Victorian Parliament recently passed the Long Service Leave Act 2018 which will come into effect on 1 November 2018 (unless an earlier date is proclaimed), replacing the current Long Service Leave Act 1992.
The new act updates and modernises Victorian long service leave laws. While the new legislation does not significantly change long service leave entitlements or administration, there are a number of key changes that employers should be aware of. These include:
· Employees will be able to take long service leave following seven years of service rather than 10 years.
· Up to 12 months of unpaid parental leave will count as service and unpaid parental leave of greater than 12 months will not break continuity of service.
· Changes to the calculation of ordinary hours and ordinary pay where employees' hours or rates of pay have changed.
· Employees will be able to request to take long service leave in blocks of a single day.
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