Review of the Long Service Leave Act 1992

Long Service Leave (LSL) is a long standing entitlement of Victorian workers. It can provide:

  • a reward for long and faithful service with one employer; and
  • a period of respite to allow employees to re-energise their working life while continuing their service with their employer.

The Victorian Government undertook to review the LSL Act. The review will look at a number of matters relating to the clarity and fairness of the Long Service Leave Act.The Victorian Government would like to hear your views about the operation of the Long Service Leave Act. Are there other changes you would like to see to make the LSL Act fairer or more flexible for employers and employees? For example:

  • Should the LSL Act provide more flexibility in taking periods of leave, so long as both the employer and the employee agree?
  • Should LSL be able to be cashed out, if both parties agree?
  • Can the language in the LSL Act be made simpler?

The information you provide will help to inform the Government in considering options for reform.

Discussion Paper

Submissions

Submissions can be made to lsl.yoursay@ecodev.vic.gov.au

You can also post your submission to:
Deputy Secretary, Industrial Relations Victoria
GPO Box 4509 Melbourne 3001.

All submissions will be treated in confidence.

Please make your submission by close of business on Friday 1 April 2016.