What is casual employment?
Casual employment refers to the system of hiring employees on a work-as-needed basis, meet the staffing needs of the company during peak business periods. In the system of casual employment, the employee’s services can be terminated without notice.
A casual employee is usually hired as a replacement for a permanent full-time employee who may be out on a long-term absence. They are paid only for the actual time worked and don’t receive the benefits of full-time employment such as paid time-offs or leaves of any kind.
What are the employment agreements for casual employment?
While developing the agreement for casual employment, employers should make its practice to attach a clause on the hours of work to include:
- How the workload will often change.
- How a casual employee will be advised of work.
- And that they are not obligated to make themselves available for work.