Sleepover Allowance


Award Definition

Aged Care Award 2010 [MA000018]

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Allowance Description
Employees may,in addition to normal restored shifts,be required to sleepover. A sleepover means sleeping in at night in order to be on call for emergencies. The following conditions will apply to each night of sleepover: (a) The span for a sleepover will be not less than eight hours and not more than 10 hours on any one night. (b) Employees will be provided with free board and lodging for each night on which they are required to sleepover. (c) Employees will be provided with a separate room with a bed and use of staff facilities or client facilities where applicable. [22.9(d) varied by PR994419 from 01Jan10] (d) In addition to the provision of free board and lodging for sleepovers,the employee will be entitled to a sleepover allowance of 5.2% of the standard rate for each night on which they sleep over. (e) No work other than that of an emergency nature will be required to be performed during any sleepover. For the purposes of this clause an emergency is any unplanned occurrence or event requiring prompt action. (f) An employee directed to perform work other than that of an emergency nature during any sleepover will be paid the appropriate hourly rate from the start of the sleepover to the end of the non-emergency work,or from the start of the non-emergency work to the end of the sleepover,whichever is the lesser,in addition to the sleepover allowance in clause 22.9(d). (g) All time worked during any sleepover will count as time worked and be paid for in accordance with the following provisions: (i) All time worked by full-time employees during any sleepover will be paid for at overtime rates. (ii) All time worked by permanent part-time employees during any sleepover will be paid for at ordinary pay plus applicable shift and weekend penalties;provided that,if the total number of hours worked on that day exceeds the number of hours worked by full-time employees,or 11 hours where there are no such full-time employees,then the excess hours worked on that day will be paid for at overtime rates;and provided further that if the total number of hours worked in the week exceeds 38 hours,or exceeds 76 hours in the fortnight,then the excess hours worked in that week or fortnight will be paid for at overtime rates. (iii) All time worked by casual employees during any sleepover will be paid for at ordinary pay plus applicable shift and weekend penalties;provided that if the total number of hours worked in the week exceeds 38 hours,or exceeds 76 hours in the fortnight,then the excess hours worked in that week or fortnight will be paid for at overtime rates. (iv) And provided further that where the employee does not have eight consecutive hours off duty between ordinary restored duty on successive days,then the provisions of clause 22.9(j) will apply. (h) A sleepover may be restored to commence immediately at the conclusion of the employee’s shift and continuous with that shift;and/or immediately prior to the employee’s shift and continuous with that shift,and not otherwise. (i) No employee will be required to sleepover during any part of their restored days off or A Dos. (j) An employee (whether a full-time employee,permanent part-time employee or casual employee) who performs so much work during sleepover periods between the termination of their ordinary work on any day or shift and the commencement of their ordinary work on the next day or shift that they have not had at least eight consecutive hours off duty between these times will,subject to this clause,be released after completion of such work until they have had eight consecutive hours off duty without loss of pay for ordinary working time occurring during such absence. If,on the instruction of the employer,such an employee resumes or continues to work without having eight consecutive hours off duty,the employee will be paid at double the appropriate rate until they are released from duty for eight consecutive hours and will be entitled to be absent until they have had 10 consecutive hours off duty without loss of pay for ordinary working time occurring during such absence. (k) Casual employees may only be used for sleepovers when full-time employees or permanent part-time employees are not available for that duty. In no case will casual employees be used exclusively,or almost exclusively,for sleepovers. Nothing in this clause will preclude the employer from restoring an employee to work shift work instead of undertaking sleepovers.

What to pay

$49.72 per night

Notes

This allowance is based on performing a special duty or a certain area of responsibility

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?

Gross PAYEVNTEMP47

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