In May 2018, the Victorian Parliament passed the Long Service Leave Act 2018. This legislation came into effect this week, replacing the old Long Service Leave Act 1992.
The new act updates and modernises Victorian long service leave laws to align with the current industrial environment.
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. Businesses with Long Service Leave entitlements enshrined in the Victorian state legislation will need to implement the changes from 1 November 2018.
Please see a snapshot of the changes below:
For assistance with the changes please call the Workplace Relations Advice Line on 8662 5222.
Please also see the following information and video available through Business Victoria.
All media enquiries may be directed to the Media and Communications Manager.
For all other enquiries, please contact the Victorian Chamber on (03) 8662 5333.