Please be aware that there are some changes coming into effect on 27 September 2021 regarding casual employment.
Changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 now require non-small business employers (businesses with 15 or more employees) who have casual employees to make a written offer to convert a casual employee to permanent employment (either full-time or part-time based on their regular hours) by 27 September 2021 if:
- The casual employee is an ‘existing casual’ who was engaged on or before 27 March 2021
- The casual employee has worked a regular pattern of hours on an ongoing basis for at least the last 6 months, and
- The casual employee could continue working these hours as a full-time or part-time employee without having to make significant adjustments.
Although small business employers are not required to make an offer to convert their casual employees to permanent employment, an eligible employee can request to convert to permanent employment at any time provided they meet the eligibility requirements.
Small and non-small businesses are required to give the FairWork Casual Employment Information Statement (CEIS) to any employees engaged on a casual basis as well as any new employees hired in the future.
For more information on casual employment you can visit the Fairwork Website.
The information provided in this article is general in nature. If you have any questions please contact our office.