Leave Entitlements

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Leave Entitlements Knowledge Base

Each State and Territory has different legislation for long service leave, including the amount of leave and qualification for taking it or receiving payment in lieu of termination. The NES preserves existing long service leave entitlements from various State jurisdictions, Awards, and Agreements.

 

Long Service Leave Entitlements Knowledge Base
Managing Flexibility in the Workplace

Long Service Leave

Each State and Territory has different legislation for long service leave, including the amount of leave and qualification for taking it or receiving payment in lieu of termination. The NES preserves existing long service leave entitlements from various State jurisdictions, Awards, and Agreements.

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Managing Flexibility in the Workplace

Personal Leave

Employees who are unable to work due to illness or injury (“sick leave”) or who need to provide care for a member of their immediate family or household who is unwell or injured (“carer’s leave”) are eligible for personal leave.

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Managing Flexibility in the Workplace

Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave

An eligible employee is entitled to unpaid parental leave under the National Employment Standards (NES), which includes time connected to childbirth and leave linked to child adoption.

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Managing Flexibility in the Workplace

Annual Leave

The annual leave requirements of the NES should be compared to any annual leave arrangements in an applicable Award or employment contract if those provisions are more advantageous.

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How HR Connect can help

If you require assistance with dealing with disciplinary issues concerning staff, HR Connect can help. Our HR Advisors will be able to guide you through each step of the disciplinary process and we have template documents (e.g. direction to attend a disciplinary meeting, written warning, letter of termination, etc) available as part of our subscription packages.

 

 

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Disclaimer

The information provided in these knowledge base articles is general in nature and is not intended to substitute for professional advice. If you are unsure about how this information applies to your specific situation we recommend you contact HR Connect for advice. The information in this summary is correct as of August 2021.

 

This knowledge base article will change over time, as Modern Award legislation relating to this Industry or Occupation is passed by the Fair Work Commission. Originally published on 21 September 2021 and last updated on 18 February 2022.

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