Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Long Service Leave Act 2018

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Victorian Long Service Leave Act of 2018 is a comprehensive legislation designed to safeguard the rights of workers in Victoria, Australia, by providing entitlements to long service leave. This Act ensures that employees who have completed a specified period of continuous service with their employer are entitled to a period of paid leave, typically after completing seven or ten years of service, depending on the industry. It outlines provisions for accrual, calculation, and taking of long service leave, while also addressing issues such as transfer of entitlements and employer obligations. Through its robust framework, the Act aims to promote employee well-being, retention, and fair treatment in the workplace.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

The Victorian Long Service Leave Act of 2018 impacts agriculture by providing entitlements for farm workers who meet the specified period of continuous service. It ensures that agricultural employees are eligible for paid leave after completing seven or ten years, contributing to their well-being and retention in the industry.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

(1) Long Service Leave Entitlements Record (2) Employment Contract (3) Payroll Records (4) Leave Accrual Statements

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Precincts, and Regions →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.