Casual Work

In Australia, there are more than two million workers employed casually. Under the Fair Work Act, you are classified as a casual employee if you accept an offer of employment where there is no firm advance commitment to ongoing work with an agreed pattern of work. Casual workers are entitled to some but not all of the benefits given to permanent workers. In this section you will find information on:

Changes to casual employment – Fair Work Amendment Act 2021

In March 2021, the Senate passed the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021. The changes affect your workplace rights and obligations if you’re a casual employee.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/factsheet/changes-to-casual-employment-fair-work-amendment-act-2021/

Casual Employment Rights

Casual workers are not entitled to most forms of paid leave or notice of termination pay. However, they are entitled to a safe workplace, freedom from discrimination and unpaid parental leave. In some circumstances, casual workers are also entitled to long service leave, protection from unfair dismissal and the right to request conversion to permanent work. Under the Fair…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/factsheet/casual-employment-rights/

Casual workers

In Australia, there are more than two million workers employed casually. Under the Fair Work Act, you are classified as a casual employee if you accept an offer of employment where there is no firm advance commitment to ongoing work with an agreed pattern of work. Casual workers are entitled to some but not all…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/factsheet/casual-workers/