Too casual: Landmark decision gives casual employee’s the right to request permanency.


In one of the more significant decisions handed down by the Fair Work Commission in recent years, 88 Modern Awards will soon contain a provision that allows casual employees to request permanent employment in certain circumstances. The decision is ultimately a win for Unions who for years have lobbied to halt the “casualisation” of the Australian workforce. To request permanent employment, casuals will need to have been continuously employed for 12 months at the same organisation and work a pattern of hours that would require little to no adjustment if the employee was to become permanent.

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