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After a significant period of uncertainty regarding casual employment, the Fair Work Act 2009 has been amended to change workplace rights and obligations. The changes came into effect on Saturday 27th March 2021 and provide clarity around the definition of a casual employee, casual double-dipping and casual conversion.
These changes require employers to make some changes to how they are currently managing their existing casual employees, as well as when recruiting new casual team members.
Here’s a summary of what you need to know if you employ casual employees:
More information about the changes can also be found here.
Angela Connor is the Founder and Director of Inspire HQ, one of regional Victoria’s leading recruitment, human resource and career coaching companies. She understands the significance of having the right team of people in a business and is passionate about helping business to attract, recruit and engage the right people so those people can inject their talents into the business; creating an environment where they can do great work and love what they do.
Find more useful information and advice at www.inspirehq.com.au or by following Angela on LinkedIn.
Disclaimer: The material contained in this publication is of a general nature only. It is not, nor is intended to be, legal advice. If you wish to act based on the content of this publication, we recommend that you seek professional advice.