You will require this registration if you provide, or intend to provide, employment to workers within the building and construction, community sector, cleaning or security industries in the Australian Capital Territory. This scheme provides employees in these industries with long service leave entitlements that are portable between employers. The scheme ensures that workers that have been employed for 10 years within the regulated industry, and not all at the same employer, receive the same long service leave benefits entitled to single employer workers. As a registered employer your obligations will include:
- Notifying the regulator when a worker starts or finishes working for you;
- Paying a levy of 1.7 percent of the ordinary wages of your workers; and
- Providing the regulator with a list of all workers that are registered as working for you.
There is mutual recognition where recorded service in another State or Territory will be recognised alongside service within the ACT. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this registration you must be an employer who engages an employee or contractor to perform building and construction, community sector, security or cleaning work in the ACT.
A record is kept of the time each registered employee or contractor has worked in the industry in the ACT. Employers must complete an employer application form within 1 month of commencing as an employer, the application form will require specific information in regards to the employers business. Due to the complex nature of this registration process, please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
This registration is valid until you cease employing staff or contractors within any of the relevant industries.
You do not need to pay any fees.
ACT Long Service Leave Authority
Long Service Leave (Portable Schemes) Act 2009 (Australian Capital Territory)
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