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Living away from home allowances are payable under the Onsite Award where an employee is employed on construction work at such a distance from their usual place of residence or any separately maintained residence that they cannot reasonably return to that place each night.
These provisions have been substantially re-written.
No. Your employees continue to be entitled to living away from home allowances where an employee is employed on construction work at such a distance from the employee’s usual place of residence or any separately maintained residence that the employee cannot reasonably return to that place each night, provided that:
It is recommended that you view the entitlements under Clause 24 each time a scenario arises where an employee has an entitlement to the living away from home allowance. The entitlements under this Clause have been rewritten to align with contemporary practices.
Generally, Clause 24 has been reviewed to clarify:
This information is part of a series of updates on the Modern Award changes aimed at assisting members understand the requirements. More information can be found in the articles in the ‘What to read next’ section.
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