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Here we share some of the most interesting questions that come through the Helpdesk service from subscribers. Please note: All identifying details are removed for reasons of confidentiality.

Through the Helpdesk, you can ask any general employment law queries that you can’t find an answer to in your handbook, and our experts will give you an answer. Whether your query is about recent legislative changes, or the steps you need to take to protect yourself, our team of experts is ready to answer your questions.

Can we provide employees two contracts for two types of work?

Our employees who work with high-intensity clients are allowed a higher pay rate, but only when working specifically with them.

They also work with lower-intensity clients. This doesn’t allow for the same hourly rate.

Do we treat this as two separate employment contracts?

October 06, 2020 on chapter Redundancy and retrenchment
Are we still liable to pay redundancy to staff who are offered similar roles with a different company?

We are considering outsourcing the operations for one of our departments. The potential operator has advised us that redundancy is not an issue if our current employees are offered a position with them.

The potential operator also advises that if employees are offered a position with them and they decline the offer, then redundancy is also not applicable.

Could you please clarify whether this is correct?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

September 29, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Is an employee of less than 7 years entitled to pro rata long service leave?

We have a staff member who has been on short-term contracts that have been extended with ongoing project funding, but is coming to an end at the end of this month.

She has been continually employed since 2015. We offer above-award long service leave, with it being 12 weeks after 7 years, so pro rata after 5 years.

We have been accruing hours at a rate to cover the above conditions.

We just wish to ensure that the staff member is entitled to the pro rata payout due to the fact that there is to be no further extension of her contract due to projects finishing.

Do we pay out the full amount of hours accrued or is there a particular formula they we need to apply?

September 23, 2020
Do we have to keep original copies of scanned documents?

We are moving to electronic archiving and the only items we haven’t scanned in yet are employment documents such as Conditions of Employment, TFN declarations, etc.

Are these also able to be kept in electronic copy without maintaining the original paper copies? I want to make sure we will meet both audit and ATO requirements.

September 12, 2020 on chapter Long service leave
Pressing domestic necessity

What are examples of pressing domestic necessity that would meet the criteria of an employee resigning between the 5–10 years to access long service leave?

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