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5 Jul, 2012

What service with an employer qualifies for long service leave?

July 5th, 2012|FAQs|

There needs to be continuous service with an employer. If the business is sold & continues as the same business, […]

5 Jul, 2012

Is there a leave entitlement for less than 10 years’ service?

July 5th, 2012|FAQs|

Yes. A worker who has completed 5 years of service as an adult, or has received adult rates of pay, […]

5 Jul, 2012

What is the long service leave entitlement provided by the Act?

July 5th, 2012|FAQs|

Two months paid leave after 10 years service (see below) with one employer & 1 month paid leave for each […]

5 Jul, 2012

Who is not covered by the NSW Long Service Leave Act?

July 5th, 2012|FAQs|

Workers who are:

Covered by long service provisions in a NSW award or agreement more favourable than those in an Act;
Covered […]

5 Jul, 2012

What is long service leave?

July 5th, 2012|FAQs|

The NSW Long Service Leave Act 1955 provides that full-time, part-time & casual workers in NSW are entitled to be […]

5 Jul, 2012

What proof does an employee need to be eligible for leave?

July 5th, 2012|FAQs|

For personal carers’ leave, an employer can require an employee to establish that a family member is sick & needs […]

5 Jul, 2012

How much leave can an employee take?

July 5th, 2012|FAQs|

Personal carers’ leave allows employees to use all of their current & accrued sick leave to care for the sick […]

5 Jul, 2012

Who can an employee take the leave for?

July 5th, 2012|FAQs|

Both types of leave may be taken for a family member who is the employee’s:
Spouse, de facto spouse or same […]

5 Jul, 2012

Who can take this leave?

July 5th, 2012|FAQs|

Personal carers’ leave & bereavement leave is available to all employees covered by NSW awards. There are a few exceptions […]

5 Jul, 2012

What is bereavement leave?

July 5th, 2012|FAQs|

Leave that an employee can take when a family member dies. Bereavement leave is also sometimes called compassionate leave. This […]