Employer obligations

1. Register

Employers in the contract cleaning industry in Queensland are required to register with QLeave if they engage one or more persons to perform cleaning work.

Click here to view more information on registering with QLeave.


2. Inform QLeave of your workers' service each quarter


It is a legislative requirement that employers give details to QLeave about their workers' service each quarter. This is done by completing an Employer Return.

Employers can complete the return online.

Click here to view more information on the quarterly Employer Return process.


3. Pay a quarterly levy based on your workers' ordinary wages

Employers are required to pay a levy each quarter based on the ordinary wages of their workers as reported on their Employer Return. The current levy rate is 1% of workers' ordinary wages.

Payment options include credit card, BPay and EFT.

Click here to view more information on paying the levy to QLeave.


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.

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 by emailing cci@qleave.qld.gov.au or by phoning 1800 675 819.

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Last modified: July 2016