Stand-By Allowance


Award Definition

Telecommunications Services Award 2010 [MA000041]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
An employee who is required to remain in readiness for a return to work outside their normal working hours will be paid an allowance of 20% of the hourly rate for their classification for each hour they are required to stand by.

What to pay

20% of the minimum hourly rate per hour for each hour required to stand by

Notes

This is a type of on-call allowance. You will need to determine if this is part of the employee's ordinary hours or not to determine how to treat it.

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

If this is part of ordinary hours, it should be included in ordinary times earnings. If it is outside of ordinary hours, it should not be 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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