Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Long Service Leave Act 1976

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Tasmanian Long Service Leave Act of 1976 outlines provisions for long service leave entitlements within Tasmania, Australia. It establishes criteria for eligibility, accrual rates, and conditions for taking leave, typically after a specified period of continuous service with an employer. The Act aims to ensure that employees receive remuneration and time off for extended service, promoting retention and recognition of their contributions to the workforce. Additionally, it addresses matters such as leave calculation upon termination and provides mechanisms for resolving disputes related to long service leave, contributing to a fair and equitable working environment in Tasmania.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

The Tasmanian Long Service Leave Act of 1976 impacts agriculture by providing eligible agricultural workers with entitlements to long service leave. It ensures that those who have dedicated substantial time to the agricultural sector receive paid leave, promoting retention and acknowledging their contributions to the industry's sustainability.

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) Records of Long Service Leave (2) Contracts (3) Payroll Records (4) Leave Accrual Statement

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

WorkSafe Tasmania →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.