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New Casual Conversion measures and how they will impact your business

Date | Friday 17 May 2024, 8am – 9am (with pastries and fruit served from 7.45am)

Venue | In person – BAL Lawyers, Canberra House, Level 9/40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra 

Presenter | Ash Borg

Cost | Complimentary

Few areas of labour regulation have attracted the attention of policymakers as much as casual employment in recent years. A number of changes to the law have been made, which have affected all industries where casuals are employed in the national system.

In the latest round of policy changes, the Fair Work Amendment (Closing Loopholes No. 2) Act 2024 will alter the definition of a ‘casual employee’ under the Fair Work Act 2009 and create a new pathway for casual employees to become permanent employees under the National Employment Standards.

Currently, after a casual employee has been employed for 12 months, employers are required to assess whether the employee should be converted to full-time or part-time employment, and either make an offer of conversion to permanent employment or notify the employee in writing that they will not be offered conversion.

That process will now be replaced with a new one which affords greater choice for the employee in the determination of their employment status. The 12-month assessment will no longer be required, and employers will only have to consider converting a casual employee if an employee notifies them that they would like to convert

To help you prepare for the commencement of these changes, BAL Special Counsel Ash Borg will explore the new requirements around casual conversion under the Fair Work Act, which include requirements on the employee as well as the employer.

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