– under most awards, employers need to inform the new employees whether they’re hired as fulltime, part time or casual
- Work an average of 38 hours per week and usually have ongoing employment.
- Fulltime employees are entitled to all of the conditions of the National Employment Standards including:-
- Maximum number of hours per week
- Paid annual and personal (sick) leave.
- Public holidays.
- Notice when they lose their job
- Work an average of less than 38 hours per week. They are usually hired on an ongoing basis and work the same set of hours.
- Are entitled to the same things as full time employees, but on a ‘pro-rata’ basis, meaning that its based on the number of hours worked
- Are based on the number of hours they work. They usually aren’t guaranteed a certain amount of hours each week, but can work regular hours.
- Paid at a higher rate – called ‘casual loading’, instead of some of the benefits that full time and part time employees get. Casual employees don’t get paid for annual or sick leave.