(1) An employee's earnings include:
(a) the employee's wages; and
(b) amounts applied or dealt with in any way on the employee's behalf or as the employee directs; and
(c) the agreed money value of non‑monetary benefits; and
(d) amounts or benefits prescribed by the regulations.
(2) However, an employee's earnings do not include the following:
(a) payments the amount of which cannot be determined in advance;
(c) contributions to a superannuation fund to the extent that they are contributions to which subsection (4) applies;
(d) amounts prescribed by the regulations.
Note: Some examples of payments covered by paragraph (a) are commissions, incentive‑based payments and bonuses, and overtime (unless the overtime is guaranteed).
(3) Non‑monetary benefits are benefits other than an entitlement to a payment of money:
(a) to which the employee is entitled in return for the performance of work; and
(b) for which a reasonable money value has been agreed by the employee and the employer;
but does not include a benefit prescribed by the regulations.
(4) This subsection applies to contributions that the employer makes to a superannuation fund to the extent that one or more of the following applies:
(a) the employer would have been liable to pay superannuation guarantee charge under the Superannuation Guarantee Charge Act 1992 in relation to the person if the amounts had not been so contributed;
(b) the employer is required to contribute to the fund for the employee's benefit in relation to a defined benefit interest (within the meaning of section 292‑ 175 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 ) of the employee;
(c) the employer is required to contribute to the fund for the employee's benefit under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory.