Long Service Leave Compliance

Automate long service leave compliance checks and calculations for LSL balances and payments. LSL Remediation is available now.

Remediate historical LSL underpayments with our automated solution

With various state-based laws, the intricate interplay between LSL regulations and EAs, and the challenge of payroll systems often not being tailored to Australian legislation, long service leave compliance can be daunting for many businesses.

Our Long Service Leave compliance review tool is the only automated solution on the market that can calculate LSL balances and payments according to state legislation, pre-modern awards and EAs.

Why use our Long Service Leave tool?

Built for Australian legislation

Payroll systems are often internationally owned and not fit for Australian compliance. Our LSL tool is developed in Australia by local payroll experts.

Avoid penalties and reputational damage

LSL underpayments are under media scrutiny. Our technology allows you to review for historical LSL errors, so you can do right by your employees.

Discrepancy visibility

Easily view variances in entitlements, accruals and payments, with the ability to drill down to the individual employee level.

No manual workarounds

Traditional payroll systems require manual adjustments. Our technology automates complex calculations, removing risk of human error.

Unique to state legislation

Our technology is configured to comply with state-based LSL legislation. We continuously update our product to reflect any changes as laws develop.

Comply with pre-modern awards and EAs

The relationship between LSL and different industrial instruments is complex. Our technology navigates how rules apply and interact, removing the stress of manual calculations.

Advise your clients accurately, rapidly and at scale

Our automated solutions help you streamline compliance for large Australian employers across employee payments, entitlements, and long service leave.

Modern Award and EA Compliance

Our payroll compliance solutions utilise automation to support historical wage and salary reviews and ongoing compliance with industrial instruments such as modern awards and enterprise agreements.

Long Service Leave Compliance

Our Long Service Leave (LSL) compliance tool is the only automated solution on the market that can calculate LSL balances and payments according to state legislation, pre-modern awards and enterprise agreements.

We'll let the numbers do the talking.

90+

Large scale pay reviews completed in 2 years

$70 billion

Of employee payroll data reviewed

145k+

Monthly employee payslip checks

100%

Of pay reviews have found non-compliance

Frequently asked questions

What happens if Long Service Leave (LSL) is incorrectly paid?

Long Service Leave is state based which means that depending on the state the employee works in, employers in those states can face penalties due to LSL underpayments.

For example, under the Long Service Leave Act 2018 (VIC), if an employer is found guilty, the Court may order the employer to pay the outstanding long service leave entitlement to the employee and may also mandate the payment of interest.

Why should my business prioritise compliance?

Australian businesses are under more pressure than ever to maintain and demonstrate workforce compliance. Non-compliance with the Long Service Leave (LSL) Act 2018 can result in underpayments. This is not just bad for business; no matter the intent, underpaying workers can lead to public scrutiny, damage to reputation, penalties, decreased employee morale and lack of trust in the employer.

How does Yellow Canary’s Long Service Leave (LSL) tool help employers with compliance?

Yellow Canary's market-first LSL compliance tool is the only automated solution on the market that accurately calculates LSL balances and payments according to Australian state legislation and industrial instruments.  

Our product continuously updates to reflect any changes as state-based LSL legislation develops and navigates how rules apply and interact, removing the stress of errors and manual calculations. Additionally, employers can identify LSL discrepancies after each pay run, so you can quickly resolve errors and prevent the escalation of long-term and costly issues.

Providing visibility on under and overpayments, our platform empowers large employers with invaluable insights to address non-compliance, reduce operational costs and optimise payroll processes. Aside from LSL, our platform utilises automation technology to support historical reviews and ongoing compliance across various areas, including Modern Awards and Enterprise Agreements.

Does Yellow Canary’s Long Service Leave (LSL) compliance tool calculate in ‘weeks,’ aligning with LSL legislation?

Yes, it does. Yellow Canary’s LSL compliance tool gathers essential employee information, such as the start date of employment, employment status and work patterns. It then determines the employee’s eligibility based on continuous service and calculates the total length of service by converting the years of service into weeks. By multiplying the weekly accrual rate by the total weeks of service, our tool can accurately determine the employee's LSL entitlement in weeks.

Does Yellow Canary’s Long Service Leave (LSL) tool support state-based compliance?

Yes, it does. Our technology is integrated with all Australian states and is designed to adapt to new state-specific LSL legislation. We continuously update our product to reflect any changes as laws develop.

How does Yellow Canary’s Long Service Leave (LSL) support remediation?

Our LSL compliance tool offers comprehensive data management including the storage and integration of employee information and historical employment data. This gives accurate insight when identifying previous underpayments and overpayments of LSL for remediation projects.

How does Yellow Canary’s Long Service Leave (LSL) tool support Always on Compliance?

Our LSL compliance tool provides real-time monitoring and adaptability to LSL requirements. It provides analytics of LSL to help employers anticipate changes and adjust compliance criteria, minimising the risk of LSL non-compliance.  

This proactive, automated approach creates a framework where compliance remains consistent and reliable across various employee scenarios, improving or maintaining overall organisational efficiency, risk management and employee morale.

What is the prerequisite we would need as a new customer to Yellow Canary’s Long Service Leave (LSL)? Do we need to get the Always on Compliance package first?

We recommend conducting a historical LSL review initially to ensure that balances for any Always on Compliance are accurate and correct. This will position you and your company optimally for ongoing compliance.

What is Yellow Canary’s Always on Compliance package?

Yellow Canary's Always on Compliance package or solution empowers businesses to achieve this objective by utilising automation to update balances and detect and resolve payment variances monthly. This is helpful for businesses to future-proof their ongoing workforce compliance.

What is the pricing of Yellow Canary’s Long Service Leave (LSL) tool?

We understand that every employer has unique needs and requirements. To make sure we provide the best solution tailored to your specific situation, we prefer to discuss your needs in detail with you first. This allows us to offer a pricing structure that aligns perfectly with the value and support your business will receive from our solutions. Get started here.