The Victorian Government’s Long Service Benefits Portability Bill 2018 (Vic) is before the Victorian Parliament. The Bill would 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 would be based on service in the relevant industry, rather than service with one employer.
Ai Group has made a detailed submission to the Government, Opposition and key Crossbenchers expressing opposition to the legislation and highlighting numerous problems with the Bill, including excessively broad coverage provisions that would lead to many companies outside the community services, contract cleaning and security industries becoming covered by the schemes and being required to pay the levy.
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 responding to union claims to vary long service leave or employee claims in relation to the payment of long service leave on termination of employment, please contact your local employment, workplace and industrial lawyer in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane or email Ai Group Workplace Lawyers at firstname.lastname@example.org.