Casual Statement Policy 2021
United Federation Of Volunteers For Refugees Action 2021,
Transitional rules apply for existing employee.
Who is a casual employee?
From 27 March 2021, changes to workplace laws relating to casual employees mean that you are a casual employee if:
you are offered a job
the offer does not include a that the work will continue indefinitely with an agreed pattern of work
you accept the offer knowing that there is and become an employee.
The right to become a permanent employee (casual conversion)
As a casual employee, you have the right to become a permanent (full-time or part-time) employee in some circumstances. This is known as ‘casual conversion’. This can be a requirement for your employer to offer you casual conversion, or a right for you to request it.
UFVRA - Charity (Fall under a small Business)
If you are employed by UFVRA - Charity (fewer than 15 employees), we does not have to offer you casual conversion, but you can make a request to us if you meet the requirements for making a request (see table below). Unlike employees who work for a business with 15 or more employees, you don’t have to wait until 27 September 2021 before you can make a request. Find out more information about what a small business employer is and the rules for making a request at www.fairwork.gov.au/reforms
If you work for a business with 15 or more employees the rules about offers and requests for casual conversion are:
UFVRA - Charity must make an offer to you to become a permanent employee if:
you’ve been employed by them for
you’ve worked for the on an ongoing basis, and
your regular hours could continue as a permanent employee without significant changes.
UFVRA - Charity needs to make the offer to you in writing before 27 September 2021 or within 21 days after your 12-month anniversary, whichever is later.
UFVRA - Charity does not have to offer you casual conversion if:
there are reasonable grounds for them not to, or
you are not eligible.
If this applies, they have to tell you in writing.
You have 21 days to respond to the offer in writing.
If you’re an existing casual employee at 27 March 2021, UFVRA - Charity needs to assess whether to make you an offer for casual conversion before 27 September 2021. If you don’t meet the requirements because you haven’t been employed for 12 months, UFVRA - Charity needs to tell you that in writing within 21 days of making the assessment.
After 27 September 2021 you can make a request to Qld UFVRA - Charity to become a permanent employee if:
you’ve been employed by them for at least 12 months
you’ve worked a regular pattern of hours in the last 6 months on an ongoing basis
your regular hours could continue as a permanent employee without significant changes
you haven’t refused a previous offer to become a permanent employee in the last 6 months
UFVRA - Charity hasn’t told you in the last 6 months that they won’t offer you casual conversion on reasonable grounds, and
UFVRA - Charity hasn’t already refused a request from you to become a permanent employee based on reasonable grounds in the last 6 months.
You need to make the request in writing, and you can make the request from 21 days after your 12-month anniversary. Your employer has to respond within 21 days. Your employer can only say no after consulting you, and only if there are reasonable grounds. They have to tell you in writing.
If UFVRA - Charity refuses a request on reasonable grounds, you won’t be able to make another request for 6 months. You’ll need to meet the requirements to make another request.