Starting a new job
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 online course.
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.
On 13 August 2020, the High Court handed down a decision about the method of accruing and taking paid personal/carer’s leave under the National Employment Standards. The High Court has found that the entitlement to 10 days of personal/carer’s leave is calculated based on an employee’s hours of work, not days. 10 days of personal leave can be calculated as 1/26 of an employee's ordinary hours of work in a year.
The High Court’s decision overturns a decision made by the Full Federal Court in August 2019. We’re reviewing our information and will update this course soon.
Learn more about the decision at High Court decision: accrual of personal/carer’s leave.
This course provides general guidance about starting a new job.
It will help you understand:
- what your rights are
- what questions to ask
- the types of behaviour expected in the workplace.
There’s also information to help parents, teachers, friends and career advisers assist young people to start work in a confident and positive way.
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