Recent changes to the Long Service Leave (LSL) Act in Victoria will come into effect on 1 November 2018.
While the new legislation does not significantly change LSL entitlements or administration, there are a number of changes that employers should be aware of. These include:
Employees will be able to take LSL 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.