Employer obligations

1. Register

Employers in the building and construction industry are required to register with QLeave if they:

  • employ eligible workers in Queensland
  • are a sole trader or member of a partnership and employ workers on wages to do building and construction work in Queensland.

Click here to view more information on registering with QLeave.


2. Inform QLeave of your workers' service each year


It is a legislative requirement that employers give details to QLeave about their workers' service at the end of each financial year. This is done by completing a Worker Service Return.

In June each year, QLeave will remind employers that their return is due for lodgement by 31 July.

Employers can lodge their Worker Service Return online using QLeave's online services. Online lodgement is quick and easy and employers are provided almost instant confirmation that their return has been successfully processed.

Click here to view more information on Worker Service Returns.


3. Advise QLeave of new workers and terminating workers

Employers are required to advise QLeave as soon as possible when:
  • starting a new worker
  • terminating a worker.
This can be done online using QLeave's online services.

Click here to view more information on advising QLeave of new and terminating workers.


4. Books and records

QLeave conducts random inspections of registered employers' books and records to check compliance with their obligations.

Click here to view more information on book and record keeping requirements.


5. Long service leave claims

Workers, who are employed by the same employer for ten or more continuous years, may be entitled to long service leave paid by the employer under the Industrial Relations Act 1999. Workers with an entitlement can take leave paid by the employer or receive a payment from QLeave.

Employers who pay long service leave to a worker under the Industrial Relations Act 1999, may claim reimbursement from QLeave for some, or all, of the payment made to the worker.

Click here to view more information on long service leave claims.


6. Keep your contact details up-to-date

Make sure you advise QLeave if you change your address or contact details. You can do this online or by emailing members@qleave.qld.gov.au

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Last modified: December 2016