REVIEW OF THE LONG SERVICE LEAVE ACT 1992 (VIC)
The Victorian Government has announced that it is undertaking a review of the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (“LSL Act”). Please visit our website for more information and to give feedback.
As part of this review it will be undertaking a public consultation process and has prepared a Discussion Paper in which it has presented a series of questions which any interested person may comment on. A copy of this Discussion Paper may be accessed via the following link:
Some of the key issues listed in this Discussion Paper include the following:
- Whether employees who qualify to take LSL should be permitted to do so in smaller increments.
- Whether employers and employees may agree to cash out accrued LSL entitlements.
- Whether employees may take LSL between 7 – 10 years of service.
The review of the LSL Act is being undertaken on the basis that existing LSL entitlements will be maintained (i.e. it is not willing to consider any suggestions to remove existing entitlements).
In order that we may present our member’s views to the Victorian Government we have extracted relevant questions from the Discussion Paper and incorporated them in a simple survey that can be accessed here: http://hbia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Vic-LSL-Act-review-questions1.docx.
Given that the closing date for submissions is 1 April 2016, members are requested to respond to this survey by no later than 10 March 2016.
Members are also welcome to provide us with any comments or suggestions about this matter by sending us an e-mail at email@example.com