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In New South Wales employees are paid long service leave after 10 years of service with the same employer and are paid for each additional 5 years service.
Long service leave cannot be paid out. It’s only paid on termination.
Employees can get a pro rata of their long service leave payout after 5 years of service, if:
The calculation (regardless of whether the employee leaves before or after 10 years service), is the higher of:
For casuals, long service leave pay is the higher of:
Here's the long service leave pay calculation for piece workers or commission-only workers:
Items not in the calculation:
Allowances that are relate to skills (leading hand, site allowance, first aid) will count as ordinary pay.
Parental leave does not count towards continuous service.
The employee's service is not broken and their long service leave entitlement accrues in a business sale.
There are also helpful online calculators like this one that you can use to calculate a long service leave payout.
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