There are different obligations on an employer depending upon whether employees covered by the Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2020 are engaged on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.
A full-time employee is an employee who is engaged to work an average of 38 ordinary hours per week.
A part-time employee is one who is engaged to work a constant number of hours fewer than 38 per week. When it comes to engaging a part-time employee, you should keep two important points in mind.
A casual employee is one who accepts a job offer from the employer knowing there is no firm advance commitment to ongoing work with an agreed pattern of work. A casual employee must be paid a 25 % loading on their hourly rate of pay. The casual loading is paid instead of annual leave, personal leave, redundancy, and other permanent employment benefits. Further, a casual employee, other than an irregular casual, who has worked for 6 months’, must be notified of an entitlement to elect for conversion to full-time or part-time employment, which the employer must not unreasonably refuse.
All new employees must be provided with a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement on commencement.
A casual employee must be given a copy of the Casual Employment Information Statement.
Disclaimer: This summary is a guide only and is not legal advice. For further information on the engagement of employees, call NECA Legal (WA) Pty Ltd on (08) 6241 6129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.