If you're an employer in the community services industry in Queensland and engage one or more eligible workers to perform community services work, you must register with QLeave. The scheme starts on 1 January 2021.
2. Inform us of your workers' service each quarter
3. Pay a quarterly levy based on your workers' ordinary wages
You’re required to pay a levy each quarter based on the ordinary wages of your workers as reported on your employer return. The current levy rate is 1.35% of workers' ordinary wages.
Payment options include credit card, BPay and EFT.
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 2016.
If you pay long service leave to a worker under the Industrial Relations Act 2016, you may claim reimbursement from QLeave for some, or all, of the payment made to the worker. You will only be able to claim reimbursement for service that is recorded with QLeave (from 1 January 2021).
6. Keep your contact details up-to-date
Make sure you contact QLeave if you change your address or contact details.