Asbestos Allowance

Award Definition

Joinery and Building Trades Award 2010 [MA000029]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
An employee required to wear protective equipment (i.e. combination overalls and breathing equipment or similar apparatus) required by the appropriate occupational health authority when using materials containing asbestos or working in close proximity to an employee using such materials must be paid $0.99 per hour extra while wearing this equipment.

What to pay

$0.99 per hour when wearing protective equipment


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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