Calculating LSL

James Murphy Tax


An employee started on 29.5.12 then become permanent 27.8.12. When calculating LSL what date do I calculate from?


The Long Service Leave Act 1955 (the Act) provides full-time, part-time, and casual workers (or any combination of these throughout the period of service) in NSW to 2 months (8.6667 weeks) paid long service leave on completion of 10 years’ service.  Section 4(2)(a3) of the Act defines a month as 4 1/3 weeks (4.3333 recurring).

So, to answer your query, you would calculate from the start date of 29.5.12, as it is based on the period of service.