In this series of posts we look at the concept of ‘long service leave’ (LSL) within each respective State and Territory. If you’re thinking about what entitlements you have to LSL and pro-rata, you’ve come to the right place.

For an overview of Long Service Leave entitlement click here

New South Wales

LSL entitlements in NSW is governed by the Long Service Leave Act 1955 (‘the Act’). The Act states that;

  • If you have been working for the same employer for 10 years you are entitled to 2 months (8.67 weeks) paid leave, to be paid at your ordinary gross weekly wage.

The Act also entails provisions for pro-rata entitlements after 5 years, if the employee resigns as a result of illness, incapacity or domestic or other pressing necessity. Bonuses and commissions are averaged out and included in the LSL payment for employees that are earning less than $144,000 per year.

To calculate your LSL payment, click here 

Still unsure what you’re entitlements are? Contact a LawPath consultant on 1800LAWPATH to learn more about Long Service Leave.

Dominic Woolrych

Dominic is the CEO of LawPath, dedicating his days to making legal easier, faster and more accessible to businesses. Dominic is a recognised thought-leader in Australian legal disruption, and was recognised as a winner of the 2015 Australian Legal Innovation Index.