May 2018 | Long Service Leave legislation update

Date: 21 May 2018

Source: Victoria State Government

The Long Service Bill 2017 was passed by the Victorian Parliament on Tuesday 8 May 2018 and received Royal Assent on Tuesday 15 May. The Long Service Leave Act 2018 will commence on 1 October 2018.

This follows the first review of the laws since 2005.

The Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon Natalie Hutchins MP, has welcomed the new laws, which are fairer, more flexible and better suited to workplaces of the 21stcentury.

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