Does an employee retain long service leave accrued if there was a break in their service?
We have an employee who resigned and finished working with us about 2 months ago. She is now returning to work for us. Can this employee’s long service leave balance be carried over, given she has been gone for less than 3 months? We are in Queensland.
Whether or not the employee’s long service leave (LSL) balance is carried over depends on which state or territory they are employed in. In Queensland, an employee’s continuity of service is not broken for LSL purposes if their employment is terminated by the employer or employee, and the employer re-employs the employee within 3 months of termination. This includes situations where the employee has resigned.