CHANGES TO CASUAL EMPLOYMENT – INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS REFORMS
On Friday 26 March 2021, the Fair Work Act 2009 was amended to change Workplace Rights and Obligations for Casual Employees. The changes were made by the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (Amendment Act).
These changes came into effect on Saturday 27 March 2021.
Please find linked below the following documents for your attention:
- Information from Fair Work Ombudsman regarding these changes
- New Casual Employment Information Statement
- Updated Fair Work Information Statement
Please note – NEW Casual Employees need to be given, the new “Casual Employment Information Statement” (CEIS) and the updated “Fair Work Information Statement”, before or as soon as possible after, they start their new job.
Small Business Employers* need to give their EXISTING Casual Employees a copy of the CEIS as soon as possible after 27th March 2021.
Other Employers have to give their EXISTING Casual Employees a copy of the CEIS as soon as possible after 27th September 2021.
We will be providing more detailed information soon.
* Small Business Employer – A Small Business Employer is an Employer with fewer than 15 Employees at a particular time. If an Employer has 15 or more Employees at a particular time, they are no longer a Small Business Employer. When counting the number of Employees, Employees of associated entities of the Employer are included. Casual Employees are not included unless engaged on a regular and systematic basis.