Tool Allowance

 

Employees who are required by the employing unit to supply their own imple­ments or tools shall be paid compensation (Tool Allowance) unless the self-provision of tools is customary in the trade. The level of tool allowance shall be in keeping with the rates as customary in the trade, taking into consideration type and number of implements, or tools provided at the work site.

The tool allowance is not part of the earnings (Art. 16, para 4).