Apply for Long Service Leave (LSL)
Long Service Leave and Maternity/Paternity
The Commissioners Determination 3.1 (Leave) provides certain employees eligibility to apply for Long Service Leave (including Maternity/Paternity).
If eligible, you must include the reason for the application
It is important that the relevant paperwork is fully completed and authorised otherwise it will be returned to you for completion.
Extended long service leave - half pay
An employee may apply to take extended long service leave (also known as long service leave on half pay). In that event the period of leave is to be twice the period to which the employee would otherwise have been entitled. Subject to provisions in an applicable enterprise agreement, an employee may elect in writing to take a period of paid maternity leave or paid adoption leave at half pay
Applications for extended long service leave must be for an even number of days. The first half of a period of extended long service leave is treated as long service leave and the employee is paid their normal salary plus relevant allowances that are payable during a period of leave.
The second half of the period is to be recorded and treated as leave without pay, both for the purposes of salary and determination of the accrual of leave entitlements.