Casual employment (Australia)
Casual employment is an Australian employment classification under Australian workplace law whereby an employee is paid at a higher hourly rate (at least 20%) in lieu of having their employment guaranteed, and lacking other usual employment conditions such as sick leave. 28% of all Australian workers were employed on a casual basis in 2003.
Casual employees are often contacted regularly by their employers to arrange working times from week to week. As there is no expectation in a casual work contract between employee and employer of ongoing work, employees can legally refuse a specific work opportunity at any time.
- Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard
- Contingent Workforce
- Contingent work
- Informal sector