On 22 March 2021, Federal Parliament passed the government’s industrial relations reform legislation.
What were supposed to be wide-ranging, IR reforms were cut right back in the Senate and only the new rules for casual employees made it through.
The new rules for casuals are significant and go a long way towards reducing the risks associated with hiring casual employees that recent court decisions like Workpac v Rossato created.
Employers that engage casual employees need to know the new rules and the actions they need to take to comply with them. Therefore, we have created a Guide to the New Rules for Casual Employees to help you understand the changes and the actions we recommend you take.
The guide comes in three parts:
Part 1: A summary of the key changes and recommended actions for employers
Part 2: A detailed guide to the new rules for casual employees
Part 3: A set of template letters that employers can use to comply with the new casual conversion requirements.
We have also created a guide that showcases the new casual conversion process: