- Monday, 25 October 2021 at 9:18 pm
The proceedings mentioned in this story against National Australia Bank Limited were discontinued in July 2023.
Wage Inspectorate Victoria has filed charges in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria against National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) alleging the bank contravened s9(2) of Victoria’s Long Service Leave Act 2018.
It is alleged the company failed to pay former employees their long service leave entitlements when their employment ended, despite them completing at least 7 years’ service.
The maximum penalty for each offence is 60 penalty units for each day during which the offences continue.
The matter has been listed for mention in the Industrial Division of the Magistrates’ Court in Melbourne on 24 November 2021.
The Wage Inspectorate will make no further comment while the matter is before the court.
The website contains frequently asked questions, a guide to Victoria’s Long Service Leave Act and an online calculator. Information on the website has also been translated into 17 languages and interpreting services are available for people who need them.
Background on Victoria’s Long Service Leave Act
The Long Service Leave Act 2018 is a Victorian law that provides long service leave for employees who have worked continuously with one employer for at least 7 years. It applies to work that is:
- full time
- part time
- fixed term.
After at least 7 years’ continuous employment with one employer, an employee is entitled to take their long service leave and be paid any unused long service leave entitlement when their employment ends.
Most Victorian employees will be covered by and entitled to long service leave in accordance with the Act, unless they have a long service leave entitlement from another source, such as under other legislation, a registered agreement, award or another law.
Wage Inspectorate Victoria enforces state laws covering child employment, wage theft, long service leave, and independent contractors in the transport and forestry sectors.