Long service leave in Western Australia

Unlike most statutory work entitlements which for the majority of Australian employees are governed by the national fair work system,…

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Portable long service leave; what is not “construction work”?

The Western Australian Industrial relations Commission has held that an employee was not entitled to be registered with MyLeave under…

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Long service leave and sham dismissals

Every now and again, if representing an employee in an unfair dismissal case, I come across a situation in which…

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Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s; loss of long service leave by dismissal

How does long service leave denied by a dismissal affect compensation for unfair dismissal? In Shorten and Others v Australian…

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Pedantry gone mad; done in by strict interpretation of redundancy and long service leave under the NES

The Fair Work Act and the national employment standards (NES) provide that where an employee was employed under a federal…

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Long service leave

The question whether an employee has to long service leave under the Fair Work Act can be a vexed one….

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Long service leave for Western Australian employees

Most employees in Western Australia, irrespective of the national fair work system which applies to national system employers, are entitled…

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