Under this Act:
- Most employees qualify for LSL if they have worked continuously with one employer for at least seven years. This applies to full time, part time, casual, seasonal and fixed term employees.
- LSL builds up at a rate of one week for every 60 weeks of continuous employment. This is about 0.866 weeks a year.
- An employer must keep accurate LSL records. It must not refuse a request to provide a current or former employee with a copy of their LSL record.
The Wage Inspectorate is available during business hours, Monday to Friday, to provide advice and support to employees and employers regarding long service leave.
Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the Inspectorate's helpline on:
Make an anonymous report
If you suspect someone is breaking the rules about long service leave, you can report it using the . We will not ask you for personal information such as your name or contact details. We will not contact you about the information you have given us or ask you to be involved in our investigations.
Reviewed 13 April 2021