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.