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Amendments to the WA Long Service Leave Act

Long Service Leave legislation in WA has been updated, with effect from early 2022. Key amendments to the LSL Act include:

  • Clarifying a number of entitlements and providing for greater flexibility in how long service leave is taken through enabling an employer and employee to agree to the employee taking long service leave in separate periods of any length; and allowing an employee to request to take long service leave at half pay for twice as long, or at double pay for half as long.
  • Introducing new ‘transfer of business’ provisions based on the same provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009.
  • Strengthening enforcement provisions through introducing penalties for contravening the LSL Act or failing to keep required employment records relating to long service leave.

To view the DMIRS factsheet on WA Long Service Leave amendments, click HERE

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