Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Restaurant Industry Award [MA000119].
An employee may have to do work that requires special clothing or work that damages their clothing or footwear.
Special clothing includes:
- uniforms (eg. shirts with the company logo on them)
- items worn for workplace health and safety reasons (eg. protective aprons and protective footwear)
It doesn't include neat casual clothing, black or white clothing, shoes, socks or stockings.
If an employee has to wear special or protective clothing or footwear, the employer has to:
- provide the clothing or footwear or
- reimburse the employee for the cost of the clothing or footwear
The employer also has to pay an employee an allowance to cover washing costs, where the employee has to wash any special clothing.
For allowance amounts, go to Penalty rates and allowances.
When special clothing is provided, an employer can ask their employee to sign the receipt for the purchase of the clothing. If the clothing is not returned at the end of employment, an employer may be able to deduct the value on the receipt from the employee's final pay.
Vehicle and travel entitlements
The Restaurant Award doesn't have any rules about using a vehicle for work.
Travel costs and travel time
When an employee has to work away from their normal workplace they get paid ordinary rates for time spent travelling between:
- their normal workplace and the temporary workplace or
- their home and the temporary workplace.
Restaurant Industry Award resources
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To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Restaurant Award summary.
Source reference: Restaurant Industry Award [MA000119] clauses 21.4-21.6