Step 2 – Work out the payment amount attributable to each period
Use the following formula to work out the payment amount attributable to each period:
Amount of the payment
Unused long service leave days in the relevant period
Total unused long service leave days
- unused long service leave days in the relevant period means the number of unused days of long service leave in the pre-18 August 1993 period, the post-17 August 1993 period, or the pre-16 August 1978 period (as applicable)
- total unused long service leave days means the total number of unused days of long service leave in the in the long service leave employment period for the payment.
Part-time and full-time service periods
Situations may arise where a part-time employee has moved onto full-time service during their employment with you. When making a payment of unused long service leave on termination of employment, you will need to separate the employee's full-time and part-time service periods. The long service leave entitlement for each period is then calculated separately.