The Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 has been passed by the Victorian Parliament. The Act will establish portable long service leave schemes in the community services, contract cleaning and security industries, funded by an employer levy of up to 3% of ordinary pay. Entitlements under the schemes will be based on service in the relevant industry, rather than service with one employer.

Vasuki Paul from The Australian Industry Group has been appointed as a Member of the Victorian Government’s Portable Long Service Benefits Implementation Working Party. The Working Party is developing regulations for the legislation. Vasuki can be contacted on email vasuki.paul@aigroup.com.au.

The Government has announced that the portable long service leave schemes will commence in mid-2019.

If you would like more information about long service leave please contact Ai Group’s Workplace Advice Service on 1300 55 66 77.

Alternatively, if you would like advice about the changes to long service leave in Victoria or applying portable long service leave please contact your local employment, workplace and industrial lawyer in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane or email Ai Group Workplace Lawyers at info@aigroupworkplacelawyers.com.au.

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