Castley raises alarm about Lengthy Service Invoice

Liberal Leanne Castley.

A LONG Service Go away (Moveable Schemes) Modification Invoice 2022 would power small companies to pay long-service go away entitlements years earlier than staff obtain any profit.

Shadow Minister for Enterprise Leanne Castley has at present (January 23) “raised the alarm” on the influence such a Invoice would have on companies ought to it move the Legislative Meeting.

Castley – who can be part of the Standing Committee on Financial system and Gender and Financial Equality inquiring into the Invoice – issued a dissenting report recommending the Invoice not move.

“This Invoice will impose extra direct monetary prices and substantial administrative burdens on Canberra small companies,” stated Castley.

The entire record of companies that might be impacted are: barbers, magnificence, electrolysis, hairdressing, make-up, nail providers, skincare and tanning providers, lodging, meals providers protecting cafes, eating places, takeaway meals, pubs, bars and golf equipment.

“There was no obvious regulatory influence evaluation or research to assist the Invoice or rigorous evaluation of its advantages to staff or the economic system,” she stated.

“The accepted goal of long-service go away is to reward loyal staff and to discourage workers turnover.

“The ACT Labor-Greens authorities has additionally not defined what is going to occur to the cash invested from quarterly long-service go away funds for the big variety of staff who received’t keep within the trade lengthy sufficient to qualify or who switch to totally different occupations,” stated Castley.