You have a specific project which needs to be completed or you don’t know how many hours you are going to need to fulfil your current workload, you know you need to bring a new person in to help get things done but should they be a casual or a contractor? What’s the difference?
At times, unplanned events such as severe weather conditions could potentially impact the shifts for your casual team. Here at Impact HR, we want to provide you with information you need to you help plan ahead and understand your obligations.
Casual employment entitlements have always been, that if a casual worked consistent hours over a period of more than six months’ they are entitled to be made a permanent employee.
Recently there was a lot of publicity about the Federal Court case in which a casual was awarded back payment for Annual and Personal Leave. This led to concern that all casual employees could potentially ‘double dip’ and receive highly hourly rates as well as leave entitlements. There was a lot of press about this and many of our clients were extremely concerned about cost spiralling out of control.