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Most common payments to employees

Awards & Agreements
Overtime hours – award stipulates ordinary hours to be worked and the employee works additional hours for which they are paid overtime rates
Yes
No
Overtime hours – agreement prevails over award
Yes
No
Agreement supplanting award removes the distinction between ordinary hours and other hours
Yes
Yes
No ordinary hours of work stipulated
Yes
Yes
Casual employee – shift loadings
Yes
Yes
Casual employee – overtime payments
Yes
No
Casual employee whose hours are paid at overtime rates due to a ‘bandwidth’ clause
Yes
No
Piece-rates – no ordinary hours of work stipulated
Yes
Yes
Overtime component of earnings based on hourly-driving-rate method stipulated in award
Yes
No
Allowances
Allowance by way of unconditional extra payment
Yes
Yes
Expense allowance expected to be fully expended
No
No
Danger allowance
Yes
Yes
Retention allowance
Yes
Yes
Hourly on-call allowance in relation to ordinary hours of work for doctors
Yes
Yes
Payments of Expenses
Reimbursements
No
No
Petty Cash
No
No
Payments for unfair dismissal
No
No
Workers’ compensation – returned to work
Yes
Yes
Workers’ compensation – not working
No
No
Leave Payments
 
 
Annual leave
Yes
Yes
Parental leave – eg, maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave
No
No
Ancillary leave – eg jury duty, defence reserve service
No
No
Termination Payments
Termination payments – in lieu of notice
Yes
Yes
Termination payments – unused annual leave
Yes
No
Bonuses
Performance bonus
Yes
Yes
Bonus labelled as ex-gratia but in respect of ordinary hours of work
Yes
Yes
Christmas bonus
Yes
Yes
Bonus in respect of overtime only
Yes
No

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