The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Protecting Worker Entitlements) Bill 2023 received Royal Assent on 30 June 2023. The resulting amendments, documented in the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Protecting Worker Entitlements) Act 2023 (PWE Act), take effect on 1 January 2024 unless an earlier date is fixed by proclamation.
The measures give effect to Recommendation 4 of the KPMG Report Enhancing certainty and fairness: Independent Review of the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Scheme.
Under the new legislation, calculation methods for the accrual, payment and reporting of a casual employee’s long service leave entitlements will change. In particular:
Details of the amendments can be found in the PWE Act under Schedule 6.