Victoria – Changes to Long Service Leave

Changes to Victoria’s long-service leave laws will come into force on Thursday 1st November 2018.
This will mean new rights and responsibilities for employers and employees.

The key changes:
  • Employees can apply for long-service leave after seven years, not 10
  • Employees can take leave in smaller increments, down to one day or more
  • Unpaid leave, including parental leave, counts towards long-service leave
  • Most absences from work do not break continuous employment
  • Increased penalties for employers who don’t keep records