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Court finds employee not entitled to long service leave for overseas service

The Case

Wipro Limited v State of New South Wales and Rawat (2022)

Indian company Wipro Limited employed Indian citizen Mr Rawat for 10 years, 8 months and 23 days. Mr Rawat spent 5 years, 11 months and 20 days of his employment with Wipro working in India, and a further 4 years, 9 months and 2 days in New South Wales.

At the conclusion of Mr Rawat’s employment, Wipro did not pay out long service leave entitlements. Mr Rawat sent Wipro a letter of demand seeking payment of his long service leave. On 16 April 2020, Mr Rawat complained to the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission about Wipro’s failure to pay him.

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