Casual worker

Keeping it casual

A recent Federal Circuit Court judgment (WorkPac v Skene [2018]) has turned the commonly understood definition of a ‘casual employee’ on its head, bringing to light the fact that employers could be blissfully unaware of the fact that their labour hire workers or casual employees are in fact permanent employees!

The judgment has reiterated some common misconceptions regarding the nature and criteria of casual employment, which could have major implications on countless employers nationwide.

Don’t leave yourself or your business exposed to the risk of back-payment claims for annual leave, personal leave, notices of termination, redundancy and other entitlements.

Take the time to consider the following common misconceptions with regards to casual and permanent employment and what differentiates the two:

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Have you got concerns about an employee’s employment contract and role description? Don’t risk back-payment claims, come and see Enterprise Legal today for an obligation free initial consultation!

Enterprise Legal offers all of our employment services on a fixed fee basis, with full employment reviews usually starting from $1,100.00. Contact us today to get expert advice and an obligation free quote. 

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