Changes to Victoria’s Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic)

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As of Thursday 1st November, the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) will be repealed and replaced by the Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic)

These changes include:
  • Greater flexibility for women, families and people transitioning to retirement
  • Access to long service leave after seven years, not ten
  • Allowing employees to take long service leave in smaller increments (i.e. for any period of one day or more)
  • Most absences from work do not break continuous employment
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With each New Year, the days that public holidays fall on, change.  Public Holidays can be different depending on the state or territory that you’re in so we have put together a handy list for you, in order to ensure that you are paying your staff correctly. Please note that this list is separated into two sections, firstly holidays that apply to all of Australia and then the individual state/territory days.

All of Australia

All Australia States and Territories receive th
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HR Central is often asked questions about annual leave so here here are a few of the top Annual Leave - FAQs asked of us:

Q1.  Who is entitled to annual leave?

All employees (except for casuals).  This is an entitlement which comes from the National Employment Standards (NES) which applies to all Australians.

Q2.  How much annual leave is an employee entitled to?

Full-time and Part-time employees are entitled to 4 weeks, calculated on a pro rata basis.  However, this may vary if your employees are s
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Public Holidays can be a nightmare for some employers!   What do you pay your staff? How do you roster your staff? HR Central often gets questions around public holidays and here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions.

1. What do I have to pay employees who work on public holidays?

Employees get paid at least their base rate for all hours worked on a public holiday and an extra public-holiday rate. The exact rate that you must pay to your employees varies depending on the agreement or awar
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Bustling markets, rich in character and ripe with the aroma of traditional street food. White sand beaches, hot underfoot with crystal clear oceans gleaming in the sun light. There is no doubt that we all enjoy taking some well-deserved annual leave and heading off for a bit of R&R or on a whirlwind adventure. In the excitement of counting down to the big day, it can be easy to focus more on the trip ahead, and forget about the team and clients/customers you will be leaving behind. En

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