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Published: 12 June 2018
Author: Nicole Elliot
Changes to long service leave entitlements have recently been debated in parliament with the Long Service Leave Bill receiving royal assent on 8 May 2018. From 1 November 2018, unless proclaimed earlier the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic), will be replaced by the Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic).
In a statement released by the Victorian Government Minister for Industrial Relations, Natalie Hutchins, described the changes to long service leave entitlements as “a huge win for women across Victoria.”
“We’re making long service leave fairer and more accessible for all Victorians, especially women, parents and carers... No one should be penalised for spending more time at home when their kids are born, or for changing their working hours to look after a loved one,” said Minister Hutchings.
The new Act creates greater flexibility and entitlements for employees, in particular employees with families and carer responsibilities.
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