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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).
Special clothing doesn't include general dress standards required by an employer. For example, an employer may require that clothing is clean, in good condition and appropriate, or must be certain colours an employee can be reasonably expected to already own such as black trousers and shoes, and this would not count as special clothing.
If an employee has to wear special or protective clothing, the employer has to:
- provide the clothing or
- reimburse the employee for the cost of the clothing.
The employer also has to:
- cover the cost of replacing the special or protective clothing due to normal wear and tear
- pay an employee an allowance each week or shift to cover washing costs, where the employee has to wash any special clothing.
For allowance amounts, go to Penalty rates and allowances.
Vehicle and travel entitlements
Vehicle and transport costs
When an employee (including a delivery driver)is asked to use their own vehicle for work purposes they get a vehicle allowance. For allowance amounts, go to Penalty rates and allowances.
An employee has to be reimbursed the cost of their taxi fare from the workplace to their home when:
- they start and or finish after 10pm or before 7am on any day
- a the employee’s regular means of transport isn’t available
- the employee isn’t able to arrange their own alternative transport and
- the employer doesn’t provide or arrange suitable transport at no cost to the employee.
Travel costs and travel time
When an employee has to work away from their normal branch or shop temporarily (up to 3 weeks) they have to be reimbursed for all extra transport costs.
An employee who on any day is required to work away from their usual place of work have to be paid:
- ordinary time rates for all travel time above the time they normally spent travelling between their home and usual place of work (unless it’s a Sunday or public holiday and then they must be paid time and a half)
- any fares reasonably incurred that are more than they would normally spend to get from home to their normal workplace.
When an employer provides transport from a pick up point, employees will be paid ordinary time rates for time spent travelling to and from the pick up point.
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Source reference: Fast Food Industry Award [MA000003] clause 19.2, 19.3, 19.4, 19.6 and 19.7