Nauseous Work Allowance

Award Definition

Aged Care Award 2010 [MA000018]

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Allowance Description
(a) An allowance of 0.05% of the standard rate per hour or part thereof will be paid to an employee in any classification if they are engaged in handling linen of a nauseous nature other than linen sealed in airtight containers and/or for work which is of an unusually dirty or offensive nature having regard to the duty normally performed by such employee in such classification. Any employee who is entitled to be paid an allowance will be paid a minimum sum of 0.27% of the standard rate for work performed in any week. (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of clause 15.5(a),a nauseous allowance is not payable by an employer who,at 1 January 2010,was not obliged to pay such an allowance under the terms of an award based transitional instrument. This sub clause will only operate until 1 January 2011.

What to pay

$0.48 per hour or part thereof with a minimum of $2.58 per week


This allowance is based on a working condition or a disability as part of working a shift.

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance forms part of ordinary times earnings

Should payroll tax be paid on this allowance?

Include this allowance for payroll tax purposes

How is it treated on the payment summary?

Include this allowance as part of gross wages

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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