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Guide to the WA portable paid long service leave scheme

The portable long service leave (PLSL) scheme provides paid long-service leave to workers in the construction sector based on the length of their service to the sector.
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The transient nature of the construction sector means workers generally don’t work for the one employer. The portable long service leave (PLSL) scheme ensures they qualify for paid long service leave.

Although it’s rare for construction sector workers to hold a position with one organisation for several consecutive years, they are no less entitled to paid long service leave. The PLSL scheme defines the scope of leave building practitioners can access as a result of their long service to the sector.

This resource provides answers to many of the questions submitted to the HIA from members in Western Australia. Among the topics covered are:

  • which workers are eligible for the scheme 
  • whether the scheme applies to contractors
  • how premiums are paid 
  • what the record keeping and compliance obligations are.

‘Relevant employers’ who employ workers in the construction sector must register with the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Payments Board. Employers must also maintain a record of each employee’s name, address, date of birth, employment start and finish dates, and other information, for record keeping and compliance purposes. 

Find out more about how the PLSL scheme works and what both employers and employees need to do according to the terms of the scheme.  

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Who is it for?

Building Professionals

This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals in Western Australia who want to know more about the portable long service leave (PLSL) scheme.   

What does it include?

  • Scope and coverage of the PLSL scheme 
  • What the contribution rate is  
  • Exemptions from the scheme 
  • Record keeping and compliance.  

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