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What is Long Service Leave in Tasmania

Long service leave is something that is different from state to state. If you are living in Tasmania, then this post will help you understand what you are entitled to and how to use it to your benefit. 

Governed by the Long Service Leave Act 1976 (TAS), long service leave can help you take a much needed and well-deserved break from your 9 to 5. 

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Who can claim Long Service Leave in Tasmania?

Any private sector employee can claim long service leave under the relevant Tasmanian legislation. Government workers and construction industry workers are covered separately. 

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What are my Long Service Leave entitlements in Tasmania?

Long service leave entitlements in Tasmania outline that an individual is entitled to 8 ⅔ weeks of paid leave. Only if the employee has completed 10 years of continuous service to the same employer. After each additional 5 years of service an employee is entitled to an additional 4 ⅓ weeks of leave.

Can I claim a Pro-rata entitlement?

Pro-rata entitlements are also offered after 7 years of service. This pro rata entitlement is respective to the condition that an employee has not been terminated from work due to serious and willful misconduct.

Key Takeaways 

A long service leave claim can help you recharge and refocus. So, if you have worked for a company or business for over 10 years, you should consider taking a well-deserved break. If you would like to know more about how long service leave in Tasmania affects you, you can hire an experienced Lawpath lawyer to guide you through your application.

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