As part of our regulatory function, we have the responsibility to maintain accurate employee records. Under the legislation, we can require an employer to provide accurate contact details for an employee on our behalf.
Coal LSL operates under Commonwealth legislation as the regulator for the black coal mining industry long service leave scheme. As part of our regulatory function, we have the responsibility to maintain accurate employee records. When our attempts to contact an employee about their service record fail due to inaccurate or outdated contact details, it is not a breach of privacy for us to ask their employer to source the correct/current contact details on our behalf.
Under the legislation, we are able to ask employers to provide information ‘that is reasonably necessary to enable the Corporation to perform its functions’ (refer Part 8, Section 52A of the Coal Mining industry Long Service Leave Administration Act 1992).
If an employee’s records provided by your company are incorrect, it prevents us from maintaining an accurate record for them.
When we ask an employer to provide the correct contact details for an eligible employee, it enables us to fulfil our regulatory function for them.
Our periodic updates provide useful information for employers administering the long service leave legislation for their eligible employees.