Long Service Leave Bill 2017

Ms HUTCHINS — Can I clarify that you are talking about clause 16, point (c)?

Mr Wakeling — Clause 16(2)(c).

Ms HUTCHINS — The current 1992 act requires employment records to be kept, as you said, under section 80, and this has not been limited to a particular period during the employee’s employment and records must be kept for the entire seven-year period. So there is no material change between the bill and the act in terms of record-keeping obligations, and it is clear that the records must be kept during the entire employment period and for seven years after. Employers already have record-keeping obligations under the Fair Work Act and we believe that this is consistent with that.