NSW long service leave changes

26-March-2020

Long service leave is paid leave granted to employees to recognise a long period of service to the employer.

NSW has passed legislation to give workers earlier and more flexible access to long service during the COVID-19 pandemic and possibly providing a model for other states.

The amendments to the 1955 Long Service Leave Act enable long service leave to be taken with less than the current one month’s notice and in blocks of less then a month, where there is agreement between employer and employee.

The amendments proposed will sunset initially after six months. 

However, provisions have also been made to allow the Government to apply these changes for up to 12 months, if circumstances require this.

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