Changes to Victoria Long Service Leave Act

Long Service Leave changes coming 1 November 2018

The Long Service Leave Act 2018 will come into effect on 1 November 2018 and supersede the 1992 Act. 

These changes include:

  • greater flexibility for women, families and people transitioning to retirement
  • access to long service leave after seven years, not ten
  • allowing employees to take long service leave in smaller increments (i.e. for any period of one day or more)
  • most absences from work do not break continuous employment
  • unpaid leave, including parental leave, counts towards long service leave
  • increased penalties for employers who do not keep records or do not produce them when requested. 

To access the full act follow this link.