What is a Casual Employee?

Date uploaded:
02 Feb 2021

Almost one quarter of employees in Australia are casual workers. But exactly what is a casual employee? What are their rights? And what are employers’ obligations in respect of casual workers?

This session is intended to provide some clarity on these issues, with particular reference to two recent Full Court decisions (being WorkPac Pty Ltd and Skene and WorkPac Pty Ltd and Rossato) that have, in some respects, changed the landscape for casual workers. The session also considers the federal government’s regulatory response to some of the issues raised in Skene and also the pending High Court challenge to the Full Court’s decision in Rossato.