Cold Work Allowance

Award Definition

Seafood Processing Award 2010 [MA000068]

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Allowance Description
An employee who works for more than one hour in places where the temperature is reduced by artificial means below zero degrees Celsius must be paid 2.8% of the standard rate per hour extra. In addition,where the work continues for more than two hours,the employee is entitled to 20 minutes’rest after every two hours’work without loss of pay.

What to pay

$0.65 per hour for each hour working in a cold place


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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