(Not-so) long service leave – New South Wales’ new COVID-19 legislation
30 March 2020
Authored by: Belinda Winter |
Workplace relations and safety, COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New South Wales has passed legislation allowing for more flexible use of long service leave. Previously, the
Long Service Leave Act 1955 (NSW):
allowed a worker to access not less than one month of long service leave in advance, if the worker had at least one month of long service leave accrued
required the employer to give a worker at least one month’s notice to take long service leave.
The amendments to the Act allow:
long service leave to be taken with less than one month’s notice if agreed by the employer and worker
long service leave to be taken in blocks of less than one month.
The amendments commenced on 25 March 2020 and will be in place for a period of six months, unless extended.
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