If you have employees, you should be across the new long service leave (LSL) entitlements coming into effect from 1st November 2018.
We view parental leave different now than in 1992 (the previous Act) and the new laws are better for people whose working circumstances might change, or require flexibility.
We’ve summarised the changes for you below and what to consider with your business planning.
What are the key changes?
The new laws will provide greater flexibility to parents, families and those transitioning to retirement.
Previously, unpaid parental leave did not count towards an employee’s period of continuous service. It affected parents for spending more time at home looking after their children.
But the updated act has amended this: any unpaid parental leave (up to 52 weeks) will count as service, recognising the changing needs for families.