What is a Casual Employment Contract?
A Casual Employment Contract is a contract which is used to formalise your employment arrangement with a casual employee.
It covers all of the important terms of the agreement, including start date, position and duties, hours of work and rate of pay.
What does a Casual Employment Contract include?
Our Casual Employment Contract template covers all of the important terms you need:
★ Duties and Responsibilities
★ Reporting Channels
★ Place of work
★ Basis of employment
★ Hours of work
★ Meal breaks
★ Hourly Rate
What is a casual employee?
A casual employee does not have any set hours or guarantee of ongoing work.
Their roster can change each week and they do not receive the same entitlements as part-time or full-time employees, such as sick leave or annual leave.
Do I need a contract?
Yes, absolutely! A contract protects both you and your employees.
You should always have a contract signed before a new employee starts working for you.
An employment contract will help to set the ground rules in black and white so everyone is clear on their obligations from the start. You need a proper written contract to enforce your rights and make sure your business is legally protected in case something goes wrong.
We recommend that you consult the Fair Work website to check any Awards and agreements which may apply before you use this template.
As an employer, it is your responsibility to pay at least the minimum wage and entitlements to your employees under the applicable modern award or enterprise agreement.
You must also provide all new employees with a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement by law.
You can view a handy guide to hiring new employees HERE