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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.

December 01, 2020 on chapter Parental leave
Leave accrual during keeping in touch days

Does an employee who is on parental leave accrue leave entitlements during keeping in touch days?

December 01, 2020 on chapter COVID-19
Refusal to work for JobKeeper

If a casual employee receiving JobKeeper payments refuses to come to work, can their employment be terminated and their JobKeeper payments stopped?

December 01, 2020 on chapter Discrimination
Workplace prayer rooms

Does an employer need to provide a prayer room for employees?

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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