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Long Service Leave - Handbook

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As an employer you are sure to value the dedication and company loyalty of your long serving employees. However, understanding long service leave entitlements can be daunting.

Until such time as the Government introduces its proposed national long service leave entitlements, the Fair Work Act partially preserves previous entitlements via the National Employment Standards and various State and Territory legislation continues to apply.

Ai Group's Long Service Leave Handbook is here to help employers navigate and understand the various long service leave entitlements under modern awards and legislation across Australia.

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Some of the features of the publication include:

  • An in depth guide to long service leave legislation across Australia, including legislation specifically pertaining to the building and construction industry;
  • 'At a glance' entitlement tables for each jurisdiction and calculation tables;
  • Relevant cases that help interpret legislation; and
  • A comprehensive 'frequently asked questions' section.

Following are some of the questions the Long Service Leave Handbook can help you to answer:

  • My employees were previously covered by the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award 1998 – which entitlements do I apply now?
  • When is an employee entitled to payment for pro rata long service leave on termination of employment or resignation?
  • Do you include shift loadings when paying an employee who is taking long service leave?
  • Are casual employees entitled to long service leave?
  • Can long service leave entitlements be paid out instead of an employee taking the leave?