According to The Fair Work Act 2009, casual employees are entitled to certain rights such as taking annual leave, personal/carer’s leave and parenting leave, plus rights to public holidays and overtime. Furthermore, under this act, a casual employee is entitled to two days’ unpaid carers’ or compassionate leave if they have been employed in their job for six months or more.
Employers must provide notice of termination of employment which must be given upfront and in writing. Additionally, regular casuals may also be entitled to redundancy pay upon dismissal from their place of work. Employers are required to ensure that all relevant laws are complied with when employing a casual worker based on the Fair Work Act 2009. Failure to do so may result in costly litigation for the employer should an employee seek remedy by filing a complaint with the Fair Work Commission.
Not only are there financial implications for an employer when engaging casual employees but making sure that conditions laid out by The Fair Work Act 2009 are met is also important in terms of an employers’ reputation and brand image. Neglecting legal responsibilities pertaining to casual employment can reflect badly on a company and negatively impact its relationships with clients or stakeholders.
It is therefore essential that employers partner with reliable employment solutions agencies who have detailed knowledge of local legislation such as The Fair Work Act 2009, as well as expert insight into labour market trends and technological advances which can help streamline both recruitment processes and payroll management services. By delegating much of the responsibilities associated with employing casual staff to outsourcing agencies like these, businesses will benefit from increased efficiency without sacrificing compliance or quality standards.
MASA is ready to partner with your company as an outsourced employment solutions provider as a direct hire and temporary contract employment agency, industry specialists, we explore the process in more detail and also take a look at some of the key advantages that an employment outsourcing service like MASA can offer your business.
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