On Friday 26 March 2021, the Fair Work Act 2009 was amended to change workplace rights and obligations for casual employees. The changes were made by the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (Amendment Act). These changes came into effect on Saturday 27 March 2021.
What is Casual Conversion?
The Amendment Act adds a new entitlement to the National Employment Standards (NES) giving casual employees a pathway to become a full-time or part-time (permanent) employee. This is known as ‘casual conversion’. In alignment with the act amendments, employers need to provide new casual employees with the Casual Employment Information Statement (CEIS) before or as soon as possible after they start employment. Small business employers need to provide existing casual employees with a copy of CEIS as soon as possible after 27th March 2021
Further information can be found on the FWO website.