The Victorian State Government recently passed the Long Service Leave Bill 2017, resulting in the Long Service Leave Act 1992 being replaced with the Long Service Leave Act 2018. The updated Act will come into effect from 1 November 2018 and will have a number of significant impacts on employers.
The update is said to modernise the long service leave laws in Victoria by increasing the flexibility of taking long service leave and also introduces changes to the continuity of service. There are a number of key changes that employers should be aware of. These include:
There are multiple actions required of an employer to ensure the new Long Service Leave Act can be administered effectively. These includes:
If you think these changes may impact you or your business, please call us on 03 5443 0344.