Changes to casual employment – industrial relations reforms
On 26 March 2021, sections of the Fair Work Act relating to casual employees were amended.
The Amendment Act introduces a:
- Casual Employment Information Statement
- definition of casual employment
- pathway for casual employees to move to full-time or part-time (permanent) employment.
We’re reviewing the information in this interactive tool.
For information on the changes, visit Changes to casual employment – industrial relations reforms.
Updated information is also available on Casual employees, Becoming a permanent employee, Casual Employment Information Statement and the National Employment Standards.
Welcome to our Template Tool
Some awards require employers to notify a casual employee that they can elect to covert to full-time or part-time employment after a set period (usually 6 to 12 months of regular and systematic employment).
This tool will help you prepare a letter to notify your employees that they can elect to convert their casual employment to full-time or part-time employment.
The tool will ask you simple questions and use your answers to tailor a letter for you. You will be able to save and edit your letter at the end.
Click the ! buttons for important information about workplace rights and obligations
Click the ? buttons for explanations or help answering the question
To protect your privacy none of the information you enter is stored in this tool or captured by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Before you begin: Check the casual clause of your award carefully before using this tool.
To prepare your letter you'll need to know:
- which award applies to the employee
- the minimum employment period stated in the award and the date on which the employee reached it
- what type of employment (full-time, or part-time) you are offering to the employee.
All fields are required unless marked optional.