How a long service leave payment is calculated

The following formula is used to calculate the amount the Corporation pays for long service leave to a worker who is an employee:

Days service   x   Average ordinary weekly wage   x   0.8667
      365

To work out the average ordinary weekly wage for a long service leave payment, we will look at the amounts reported by the employer and calculate the following.

(a) The worker’s average ordinary weekly wage over the last 6 months
(b) The worker’s average ordinary weekly wage over the last 12 months
(c) The worker’s average ordinary weekly wage over the last 5 years
(d) The worker’s average ordinary weekly wage over the last 10 years

Of those four figures, the highest amount will be used to calculate the long service leave payment.

For example, Henry has 10 years service in the scheme. The periods in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) apply to Henry.

Henry’s average ordinary weekly wage:

(a) for the 6 months before he starts his long service leave is $483
(b) for the 12 months is $527 per week
(c) for the 5 years is $375 per week
(d) for the 10 years is $309 per week

Henry’s long service leave payment from the Corporation will be calculated on a rate of $527 per week, because that is his highest amount from (a), (b), (c) and (d).

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