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Long Service Leave Policy

This Long Service Leave Policy can be used to notify your employees of their potential eligibility to take long service leave and help them feel recognised and supported in the workplace if they are a long-term employee. This Policy also clarifies any notification requirements that are in place for employees who wish to take this leave.


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This Long Service Leave Policy can be used to clarify where the entitlement to Long Service Leave is derived from, to assist your employees better understand their leave entitlements. It also ensures that employees who are thinking of taking long service leave are aware of their obligation to notify their manager as soon as possible.

Use this Policy if:

  • You want to provide clarity on who may be eligible for Long Service Leave;

  • You need to ensure that there are clear procedures in place for employees thinking of taking Long Service Leave;

  • You need to protect your Company from any potential disputes or claims relating to this leave, including when employees resign before they are entitled to this leave; and

  • You want your employees to be aware of additional entitlements available to them if they are a long-term employee, to help them feel recognised and supported in the workplace.

What does this Policy cover?

  • Types of employees who are eligible for Long Service Leave;

  • Where an employee’s Long Service Leave entitlement is derived from; and

  • Company guidelines for how to take Long Service Leave.

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