Amendments to long service leave legislation (NSW)

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Amendments to long service leave legislation (NSW)

Prior to the making of the amendments, long service leave legislation provided for a pro rata payment for a proportionate amount of long service leave that would have accrued after 10 years of service for an employee whose employment terminates after 5 years of service but before the employee has served 10 years and becomes entitled to long service leave.

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Assented to on 27 June 2001, the Long Service Leave Legislation Amendment Act2001 (NSW) commenced on 1 August 2001. This Act amends the Long Service LeaveAct 1955 (NSW), the Long Service Leave (Metalliferous Mining Industry) Act 1963(NSW), the Public Sector Management Act 1988 (NSW)and the Teaching ServicesAct 1980 (NSW). The amendments relate to the recognition of service by employees who are not adults for the purposes of Long Service Leave Payments.

Prior to the making of the amendments, long service leave legislation provided for a pro rata payment for a proportionate amount of long service leave that would have accrued after 10 years of service for an employee whose employment terminates after 5 years of service but before the employee has served 10 years and becomes entitled to long service leave. Under the legislation such an employee is only entitled to that pro rata payment if at least five years of that service was service as an adult. The amendment legislation has the effect of removing the requirement that at least five years of the service has to be service as an adult.

 

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