Casuals and Long Term Casual Entitlements
A casual employee:
- Has no guaranteed hours of work
- Usually works irregular hours
- Doesn’t get paid sick or annual leave
- An end employment without notice, unless notice is required by a registered agreement, award or employment contract.
What do casual employee receive?
Casual employees are entitles to:
- A higher hourly pay rate than equivalent full-time or part-time employees. This is called a ‘casual loading’ and is paid because they don’t get benefits such as sick leave or annual leave.
- 2 days unpaid carer’s leave and 2 days unpaid compassionate leave per occasion
- Unpaid community service leave
Long term casuals
After 12 months of regular employment, and if it’s likely the regular employment will continue, a casual employee can:
- Request flexible working arrangements
- Take parental leave (unpaid)
Changing to full-time or part-time employment
A casual employee can change to full-time or part-time employment at any time if the employer and employee both agree to it.
Some enterprise agreements, other registered agreements and awards have a process for changing casual employees to full-time or part-time.
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