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Long service leave - NSW building and construction industry

Employers need to be aware that there are two long service schemes that apply to the NSW building industry that must be adhered to. Find out how to be compliant.
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There are two long service leave schemes for the New South Wales construction industry that employers must follow. Governed by the Long Service Leave Act 1955 (NSW), employees are entitled to long service leave after working for the same employer for ten years. This is an across the board entitlement for workers in New South Wales.

However, construction industry professionals work differently to the average worker, as all members would know. A more common situation is a project-based approach over their careers. As a result, the Portable Scheme was established to accommodate this. The Scheme ensures housing industry employees get the same level of entitlement to reward their long-term commitment to the industry.

Governed by the Building and Construction Industry Long Service Payments Act 1986 (NSW), the Portable Scheme covers workers who work on and off-site, not office/administration professionals. In this handy resource for building industry employers, you’ll learn everything you need to know to be compliant with these laws.

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Building Professionals

Employers in the NSW construction industry with employees engaged on a long-term and project-based basis.

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  • What's the difference between portable and normal long service leave?
  • What do employers need to know?
  • What entitlements do workers get?
  • Pro-rata leave entitlements
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  • What happens after you notify the Corporation of a new employee starting?
  • What if I don't notify the Corporation of eligible workers or record worker service?

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