The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (Cth) which received the Royal Assent on 26 March 2021 establishes a new statutory definition of ‘casual employee’ and ‘regular casual employee’. The statutory definitions describe the nature of casual employment and the obligations of employers to casuals over the course of their employment including the right to convert to full-time or part-time after 12 months of continuous service under a regular and systematic pattern of employment.
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