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Superannuation - Sleepover Shift Support Worker

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How are the hours in a sleepover shift (support worker for NDIS client) managed in regards to calculating the total hours worked for SGC purposes.

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Hi @annie3

 

Thank you for your question.

 

If the employee is less than 18 or is a private or domestic worker, in addition to being paid $450 or more in the month, they must also work for more than 30 hours a week to qualify for super guarantee (SG). Generally every hour that they are 'on the clock' (being paid) is counted.

 

If you are wondering whether SG needs to be paid on a sleepover shift, SG is currently 9.5% of an employee's ordinary time earnings (OTE). You can find out more about an employer's SG requirements and how much to pay on our website.

 

OTE is usually the amount an employee is paid for their ordinary hours of work and also includes things like commissions, shift loadings and some allowances, but not overtime payments. Whether SG needs to be paid for a sleepover shift will depend on the payment type the employee receives for the shift, e.g. allowance, overtime or something else.

 

We suggest that you have a look at our checklist. It will help you identify the common payments that are OTE as well as those that aren't. We also suggest that you check the applicable award, agreement or contract as well as the rules of the super fund.

 

If you determine that it is OTE, there is a superannuation guarantee contributions calculator on our website that may be able to assist you with the calculation.

 

All the best with this.

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Former Community Support

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Hi @annie3

 

Thank you for your question.

 

If the employee is less than 18 or is a private or domestic worker, in addition to being paid $450 or more in the month, they must also work for more than 30 hours a week to qualify for super guarantee (SG). Generally every hour that they are 'on the clock' (being paid) is counted.

 

If you are wondering whether SG needs to be paid on a sleepover shift, SG is currently 9.5% of an employee's ordinary time earnings (OTE). You can find out more about an employer's SG requirements and how much to pay on our website.

 

OTE is usually the amount an employee is paid for their ordinary hours of work and also includes things like commissions, shift loadings and some allowances, but not overtime payments. Whether SG needs to be paid for a sleepover shift will depend on the payment type the employee receives for the shift, e.g. allowance, overtime or something else.

 

We suggest that you have a look at our checklist. It will help you identify the common payments that are OTE as well as those that aren't. We also suggest that you check the applicable award, agreement or contract as well as the rules of the super fund.

 

If you determine that it is OTE, there is a superannuation guarantee contributions calculator on our website that may be able to assist you with the calculation.

 

All the best with this.

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Hi @annie3

 

We have added some additional information to our previous response. We suggest that you have a look at it.

 

Hope this helps.