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Create a clear casual employment contract yourself to hire casual employees!

Do you want to employ someone on a casual basis?

It is in your best interest to define your employment relationship in a written employment contract because it ensures that both the employer and the employee understands:

  1. what’s expected of them, and
  2. their entitlements.

What you get – Casual Employment Contract Kit

This Casual Employment Contract Kit is suitable for casual employees in Australia employed under a modern award.

The casual employment contract template contains the terms and conditions required to comply with the Fair Work Act 2009, and to enable you to professionally and legally employee casual employees.

This Casual Employment Contract Kit also includes:

  • easy to follow explanatory notes, and
  • a copy of the Fair Work Information statement, which must be given to every new employee.

Casual employment vs permanent employment

The difference between a casual employee and a permanent employee is not always clear. However, it is generally accepted that a casual employee is hired on an informal, uncertain and irregular basis.

Casual employees don’t usually receive sick leave or annual leave and should be paid a casual loading to offset this lack of entitlements. A prime example are bar staff, who are not exactly sure when they’ll be required for work.

A written casual employment agreement that clearly defines the employment relationship as well as the rights and responsibilities of the employer and the employee protects the interests of both parties.

The casual employment contract is easy to edit and can be used as often as you like, as and when you have new casual employees join your business.

Having these legal documents in place can help you be legally compliant and run a more successful business. This applies whether you:

  • employ one casual employee or hundreds of full time employees
  • run a cafe, bakery or restaurant,
  • a building and construction services business,
  • a clothes or jewellery store,
  • professional services firm, or
  • a tech company.


$69.95 for the Casual Employment Contract Kit.

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