Long Service Leave Bill 2017

Ms HUTCHINS — What is described and what is meant by the terms of conditional employment — I think that is what you were touching on — and the definitions of seasonal employment really have not changed. An employee’s employment is still to be continuous regardless of casual and seasonal employment. In the case of casual and seasonal employees, if there is an absence that is caused by the employee taking paid or unpaid leave of up to 104 weeks, then this provision clarifies the rights of casuals and seasonal employees to take unpaid leave in accordance with the Fair Work Act and the commonwealth act. There is no substantial difference to the original bill in this.

Clause agreed to; clauses 13 to 15 agreed to.