Injured NSW workers could loose holiday and long service pay

Injured NSW workers could loose holiday and long service pay

NSW is set to be advised employers no longer have to provide annual leave entitlements to their workers, for the time taken off due to sickness or injury.

WorkCover NSW has received legal advice stating the issue is governed by the Commonwealth Fair Work Act, which claims workers are not entitled to take leave while being paid compensation.

Essentially workers would not be able to accrue holiday or long service leave while injured.

Unions claim this reversal of WorkCover’s previous position, shows NSW employers have been inspired by the governments overhaul of workers compensation, recently limited to 5 years payment of medical expenses.

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