Reminder: Changes to casual employment laws

Did you know that there are changes to casual employment laws coming. Please see the below communication from the Fair Work Ombudsman with important information which may be relevant to you and your business. 





By 27 September 2021,
employers (other than 
small business employers)
need to assess whether any existing casual employees (employed before 27 March
2021), are eligible to be offered to convert to permanent employment.

 Employers need to:

  • make a written
    offer to convert their casual employees to permanent employment (this must
    be done within 21 days after making the assessment), or
  • write
    to employees explaining why they won’t be made an offer (this needs
    to be done within 21 days of making the assessment but by no later than 27
    September 2021).

To accept an offer to
convert, employees need to respond in writing within 21 days after getting the
offer. If they don’t respond, employers can assume that they’ve declined the
offer.

Read more about casual employees becoming
permanent
.

Watch our video about the changes to casual employment
laws
, including how small business employers are affected and
the
Casual Employment Information
Statement
.

“Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.” This advice may not be suitable to you because it contains general advice that has not been tailored to your personal circumstances. Please seek personal financial advice prior to acting on this information.

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