Direct reimbursement of expenses
An employer must reimburse the costs outlayed by an employee in certain circumstances concerning –
- Dangerous goods license - where a weekly employee is required to possess a license to operate a vehicle carrying dangerous goods, then he/she is entitled to be reimbursed for the training and medical costs related to obtaining that license(sub-clause 16.1(d)(iii).
- First aid training course costs (sub-clause 16.1(e)).
- Cost of Work Diary (sub-clause 16.3(a)).
- Cost of medical checks (sub-clause 16.3(d))
- Articles of clothing – uniforms, protective clothing (sub-clause 16.3(b)).
- Housing (sub-clause 16.3(c))
Any employee required by the employer to live at a depot, yard or garage must be paid an allowance equal to the amount of the rental charged by the employer for the accommodation at the depot, yard or garage.
If an employer provides housing accommodation for an employee and the employee’s family, and requires the employee to live there and charges rental, the employer must pay the employee an allowance of $2.60 less than the amount of rental charged by the employer for the accommodation. This would mean that the net rental cost would be $2.60 per rental period.