FULL TIME EMPLOYEE TO PART TIME

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An employee has gone from Full time to part time half way through the year. How do I adjust his holidays for half the year so that it only accrues part time holiday hours for 7 months prior to it resetting in January 2020
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Wingham Sheathers

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Hi Wingham

 

Leave is accrued as per time worked not annually & therefore I always recommend Leave be set up to accrue “Per Hour”.  That way it calculates correctly, regardless of how many hours the employee works.

 

Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

Reckon Accredited Professional Partner Bookkeeper / Registered BAS Agent (No: 92314 015)

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Ballajura, WA

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If I change it to calculate per hour, does that effect the holidays he has already accrued.  We have him set to reset 1st January.  If I change it now to per hour will it still read the same for holidays he has acquired then calculate any further holiday time per hour to add to it

Like Linda, I’ve not heard of anyone long-term not being eligible for LSL - This is a Fair Work directive & even in pre-modern Awards, there should still be a provision for LSL in there ...?

 

In terms of setup, my LSL accrual calculation is based on WA LSL entitlement which is 8.6667 weeks after 10 yrs (or pro rata after 7 yrs, depending on the applicable Award) so it may be slightly different for other states.

If you’ve not had LSL setup to accrue then you will need to calculate it manually.

 

I’d recommend getting specific advice from HR specialists rather than MTA regarding the LSL entitlement. 

 

Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

Reckon Accredited Professional Partner Bookkeeper / Registered BAS Agent (No: 92314 015)

Accounted 4 Bookkeeping Services

Ballajura, WA

0422 886 003

shazinoz2@bigpond.com

www.accounted4bs.com


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Linda Putland, Accredited Partner

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What award are you referring to specifically?  I agree with Shaz, I dont believe any of them have no Long Service.  OK - more research done - the National Employment Standards are where it talks about each state having their own entitlements...but I did find something under the MTA of NSW about no LSL for part time or casual workers under some award?  still investigating..
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14. How do Federal Awards affect the NSW Long Service Leave Act?

The NSW Long Service Leave Act 1955 may not apply if the employer is respondent to a pre reform federal award or is a member of an employer association (for example the Motor Traders Association) that made them respondent to a pre reform federal award.

This is because some pre reform federal awards provide for long service leave (see clause 4 of Part III of the federal Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award 1998) or there may be a separate long service leave award (see Vehicle Industry - Repair, Services and Retail - (Long Service Leave) Award 1977).


If you are unsure, we recommend that you check with the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94 or visit their website.
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hmm... seems another day not wasted - I did not know there were any rules like this around!!! cant find a definitive answer - but it seems members of the MTA may have these rules?  feel sorry for the employee!

Yes, I looked at that too Linda. 


It suggests that the State/Territory laws only don’t apply in the case of pre-Modern Awards that contain LSL entitlements, however if the Award doesn’t cover this then the State/Territory LSL rules apply:


Most employees' entitlement to long service leave comes from long service leave laws in each state or territory. These laws set out:

  • how long an employee has to be working to get long service leave (eg. after 7 years)

  • how much long service leave the employee gets.

    In some states and territories long serving casuals are eligible for long service leave.

    To find out about long service leave entitlements, contact the long service leave agency in your state or territory:

  • how long an employee has to be working to get long service leave (eg. after 7 years)

  • how much long service leave the employee gets.



Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

Reckon Accredited Professional Partner Bookkeeper / Registered BAS Agent (No: 92314 015)

Accounted 4 Bookkeeping Services

Ballajura, WA

0422 886 003

shazinoz2@bigpond.com

www.accounted4bs.com