MyLeave COVID-19 Updates

Monday, May 25 2020

As at 8:00am Monday, May 25 2020 MyLeave’s office has re-opened to the public. If you are attending our office please ensure you follow the below steps to keep yourself and our staff safe:

  • Please do not enter if you are unwell or have been in contact with a person with, or suspected with COVID-19;
  • make use of the hand sanitiser provided at the front desk;
  • maintain a maximum of 6 people in reception at one time;
  • ensure that 1.5 metre physical distancing is maintained;
  • be aware that we are not accepting paper forms at this time, if you have completed a paper form please scan or take a photo of the form and send it to hi@myleave.wa.gov.au . Please ask a staff member if you require assistance.

The front doors, counter and sitting areas are being cleaned regularly for your health and safety.

 


 

Friday, May 8 2020

MyLeave’s position on JobKeeper provisions and how they interact with the Construction Industry Portable Paid Long Service Leave Act (the Act) have now been reviewed. It has come to light that the interactions are far more complex than originally anticipated.

Claiming of Long Service Leave for eligible employees

Employment Situation Scenario MyLeave Position Outcome

 

Unchanged  working arrangements

 

 

If an employee is working normal hours for their ordinary rates of pay No change The employee can claim Long Service Leave through MyLeave and will not be paid by their employer while on leave
Employee is stood down under JobKeeper provisions

 

 

Where an employee is not working at all and wishes to take Long Service Leave through MyLeave An exemption is permitted under section 28 (3) of the Act, enabling employees to claim Long Service Leave entitlements and be able to nominate for JobKeeper payments concurrently

 

The employee can claim Long Service Leave through MyLeave and nominate to receive JobKeeper payments concurrently
Employee is still working and receiving JobKeeper payment each fortnight An employee is working normal or reduced days/hours and wishes to take Long Service Leave through MyLeave An exemption is permitted under section 28 (3) of the Act, enabling employees to claim Long Service Leave entitlements and be able to nominate for JobKeeper payments  concurrently

 

The employee can claim Long Service Leave through MyLeave, take time off work and nominate to receive JobKeeper payments concurrently
Employee is stood down under Fair Work stand down provisions (s524) and not receiving JobKeeper payments An employee is not working at all and wishes to claim Long Service Leave through MyLeave No change – The employee is not in breach of section 28 of the Act The employee can claim Long Service Leave through MyLeave

The JobKeeper payment is temporary and applies to the period from 30 March 2020 to 27 September 2020, for more information please refer to: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/jobkeeper

MyLeave is  considering its position on other aspects of JobKeeper and the impacts it will have on the MyLeave Scheme. Updates will be published as they are finalised.

The positions stated above are that of MyLeave and current as at the date stated above. MyLeave cannot modify or affect the provisions of the Act.

MyLeave is unable to provide advice in relation to JobKeeper obligations.  If you require confirmation of your obligations or rights, independent advice should be sought based on your circumstances.

Resources:

Click here to view the Construction Industry Portable Paid Long Service Leave Act

 


 

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

With the developing situation, MyLeave is taking responsible steps to reduce the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus and adapt to our customers’ needs.
The health and well being of our staff and fellow construction industry customers is our highest priority. We have moved our operations to remote-based working and closed our office to the public until further notice. These proactive measures leave us in a solid position for a continuation of network services and business operations.
We have implemented the following interim measures:

  • Our office is closed to the public until further notice.
  • All transactions and applications, including claims for Long Service Leave, are email only
  • Our remote operators are responding to queries sent to hi@myleave.wa.gov.au and ‘contact us’ queries submitted through our website.
  • Our website remains the primary source for information and troubleshooting common queries and questions – always check here first before contacting us, as the answer you require may already be addressed here.
    MyLeave recognises that the current climate may be causing financial difficulties for employees and employers in the construction industry. While MyLeave is very sympathetic, we are unable to make any payments to members who have not yet reached 7 years of service in the construction industry as defined in current legislation.

We continue to follow the advice provided by the WA Department of Health and the Australian Government Department of Health