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Determinations/Social Security as made
This instrument specifies periods which do not break the continuity of a person’s gainful work, for example periods of authorised paid leave.
Administered by: Jobs and Small Business
Registered 30 Jun 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate07-Jul-2014
Tabled HR08-Jul-2014

I, RENÉE LEON, Secretary of the Department of Employment, make this legislative instrument under subsection 861(6) of the Social Security Act 1991.

Dated               26 June 2014

 

RENÉE LEON PSM

Secretary
Department of Employment


 

  

 

1          Name of instrument

This Determination is the Social Security (Job Commitment Bonus – periods of continuous gainful work) Determination 2014.

2          Commencement

This Determination commences on 1 July 2014.

3          Definitions

In this Determination:

Act means the Social Security Act 1991

work period means the period referred to in paragraph 861(1)(c) of the Act or the period referred to in paragraph 861(3)(b) of the Act. 

4          Periods which do not break a period of continuous gainful work of a person

(1)       For the purposes of subsection 861(5) of the Act, the following periods do not break a period of continuous gainful work of a person:

(a)      a period of authorised paid leave, whether the leave consists of annual leave, personal leave, carer’s leave, or another type of paid leave;

(b)      periods of authorised unpaid leave of no more than 28 days in total in a work period;  

(c)       periods, not exceeding five business days, between the end of gainful work undertaken by the person and the start of other gainful work by the person, provided that those periods do not exceed 28 days in total in a work period;

(2)      If paragraph (1)(c) does not apply to a period between the end of gainful work undertaken by a person and the start of other gainful work by the person, then that period does not break a period of continuous gainful work of the person if the Employment Secretary is satisfied in all the circumstances that it is appropriate for that period to not break a period of continuous gainful work of the person.