FWC Announces Significant Changes to Casual and Part Time Employment

A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has today announced its long awaited Decision in the Casual and Part-Time Employment Common Issues case which is set to dramatically affect casual work arrangements across the Australian workforce. The Decision: The decision of the Full Bench has the effect of inserting model casual conversion provisions across all 85 modern awards which do not currently contain casual conversion provisions. The effect of the model clause includes: employers must provide casual employees with written notice of their casual conversion rights within 12 months of their commencement of employment; casual employees, other than…

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