Casual Conversion Workshop

Date: 20 Sep 2021

For most employers, the date by which you need to assess whether your casual employees must be offered permanent employment under the National Employment Standards is approaching very quickly.

By 27 September 2021, all employers who employ casual employers that are not small business employers (an employer with fewer than 15 employees) will need to determine whether their existing casual employees are eligible to be offered the option to convert to full-term or part-time (permanent) employment.

As part of this process, employers will be required to:

  • assess whether each casual employee has the requisite service with the employer;
  • assess whether each eligible casual employee has worked a regular pattern of hours;
  • determine whether an offer of permanent employment must be made and, if so, whether it will be a full-time or part-time offer of employment;
  • write to any eligible casual employees who will not be offered permanent employment and explain the reason(s) why the employer will not make the offer;
  • make an offer to any eligible casual employees and for those who accept the offer, meet with employees to discuss matters and provide a written notice of such matters; and
  • consider how this process interacts with any related obligation in a modern award or enterprise agreement or other requirements relating to recruitment and selection.
Separately to an obligation to offer casual conversion to eligible casuals, in-scope casual employees may make a request for casual conversion which must be responded to by an employer.

This paid practical workshop will explore the steps outlined above and answer your other questions and provide the participants with:

  • A flowchart setting out the process/procedure
  • A checklist

Registrants can also purchase our package of templates to assist with the conversion process, which includes template letters:

  • outlining the decision not to offer conversion;
  • outlining an offer of casual conversion;
  • providing the written notice of the new permanent position.

The session will be run by Maddocks Employment, Safety & People Partner, Lindy Richardson and Associate, Gemma Carroll.

If you have any queries regarding the webinar, please contact Brenda Preman, Marketing Advisor.

This Webinar will take place live on:

Monday, September 20, 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm AEST


Individual price: $195 (inc GST)

Group price (per registrant): $165 (inc GST)

Materials (only one purchase needed per group): $495 (inc GST)

About the speakers

Richardson Lindy

Lindy Richardson

Partner, Maddocks

Lindy advises on employment law, with a particular focus on industrial relations, employment and anti-discrimination law. Lindy has significant experience in all employment-related litigation, including before the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and VCAT. She has advised clients from the private sector and from all levels of government in both Victoria and New South Wales. Lindy is also the firm's Innovation Partner.

Carroll Gemma

Gemma Carroll

Associate, Maddocks

Gemma is an experienced practitioner who advises private and public sector clients in areas such as award and enterprise agreement interpretation and compliance, industrial relations, enterprise agreement making and approval, termination of employment, underpayment claims and workplace investigations.

Gemma has experience appearing or instructing in the Fair Work Commission, VACT, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

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