Long Service Payment

The Long Service Payments Corporation provides a payment to registered workers for long service in the building and construction industry in New South Wales.

The scheme does not over-ride the requirements of the NSW Long Service Leave Act 1955. Under the Long Service Leave Act, employees (ie. on wages or salary) are entitled to long service leave if they work for one employer for 10 consecutive years.

Workers who have 10 years service credits in the scheme, and have worked for the one business for all that time, have three options to choose from.

  1. Take a payment from the scheme equivalent to two months (8.67 weeks) pay, but with no time off work. OR
  2. Take two months long service leave paid by their employer. If they take this option, their service credits will be paid to the employer. OR
  3. Do nothing, and take the payment or leave at a later date.

To take a payment from the Corporation and take time off work, the worker would need to negotiate with the employer to take leave without pay.

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