The Long Service Leave Guide

Long service remains one of the great entitlements for working Australians and is unique to our labour market.

But the difficulty for employers is that the rules governing long service leave entitlements vary for different employees depending on their circumstances and their jurisdiction.

Currently, annual leave entitlements are covered by the state or territory law in which the employee is employed.

There are also variations in the way the amount paid is calculated, when leave can be taken, whether an employee’s leave can be paid out etc.

As a result, there is widespread confusion surrounding long service leave entitlements and obligations.

So, to help clarify the rules for employers when it comes to long service leave, Portner Press have developed the Long Service Leave Guide.

This 25-page eBook has been developed by the legal team behind the Employment Law Practical Handbook and explains – in clear and practical terms – the rights of employees and the rules for employers across every jurisdiction in Australia. You’ll find out:

  • When and how your employee accrues LSL from continuous service
  • How to calculate LSL pay in each state or territory
  • How to determine if your employee is entitled to a pro rata payment
  • Whether your local laws require you to re-credit LSL accruals
  • How to calculate what to pay an employee who is taking LSL
  • How to calculate ‘ordinary hours of work’
  • How to determine whether you can cash out, buy out or pay for LSL in advance
  • The rules around directing your employee to take LSL – for each jurisdiction

The Long Service Leave Guide also provides answers to 11 of the most common questions employers ask regarding long service leave AND includes a downloadable long service leave record keeping form.

If you miscalculate or disregard your long service leave obligations, you stand to face penalties of up to $20,000. So it’s important you’re clear on the rules.

The Long Service Leave Guide will help you understand your obligations, explain your employees’ entitlements and help you determine which specific laws apply to your circumstances.

Click here to order your copy of The Long Service Leave Guide now!