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Casual Employment Agreement


A Casual Employment Agreement is a contract that sets out the rights and responsibilities of the employer and the employee and will help you meet your employer obligations. This Agreement also includes specific clauses that will protect your business, including confidentiality and intellectual property protections. It is suitable for casual employees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This agreement includes:

  • a letter-style offer of employment page
  • customisable employment details
  • a right to remuneration
  • a right to annually review pay
  • a probation period
  • workers rights
  • employee duties and responsibilities
  • dress code and required protective equipment
  • training requirements
  • annual, personal or additional leave entitlements
  • who owns the intellectual property created during employment
  • the process for terminating employment

This is an essential for any business looking to employ staff for a casual position.

A causal employee works on an as-needed basis and has no firm advance commitment from the employer. A casual employee must be offered work by the employer and has the right to refuse. A casual employee works on an ad-hoc, irregular and unpredictable basis.

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) prescribes the National Employment Standards, which are legislative minimum standards applicable to casual employees, such as casual loading. The NES are mirrored in employee awards, which also prescribe minimum pay and conditions for specific industries. This Agreement provides employees with the minimum standards. If your business is covered by an award, we recommend you read the award and/or contact Fair Work Australia for assistance determining which entitlements apply to your employee.

Calculating the correct remuneration can be difficult. We recommend you contact Fair Work Australia for assistance. Award minimum rates of pay are reviewed and often increase on 1 July each year.

Casual employees have the right to transition to permanent employment in certain circumstances. We recommend you contact Fair Work Australia for assistance determining if this applies. This Agreement should not be used if you require the employee to work regular hours per week. You should consider one of our part-time employment contracts.

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