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Employing Casuals is Cost Effective but Mind the Traps - Part 2

In part 2 of this article we discuss how to avoid this costly traps

1. When hiring new staff, keep front of mind the definition of a “casual” employee:

an employer can offer employment to the employee on any day the employee can elect to accept the offer of work there is no certainty about the period over which employment will be offered there is informality, uncertainty and irregularity, and there is no commitment as to the duration of the employee’s employment or the days or hours the employee will work.

2. Consider a fixed term contract or permanent full-time/part-time employment to meet your needs. You then have the option for your new hire to work regular days/hours with the comfort if things don’t work out, you can terminate their employment within 12 months.

3. For your existing “casuals,” as soon as a regular work pattern emerges consider an alternative employment option (full-time, part-time, fixed term contract) and act sooner rather than later.

Article courtesy of Inside Small Business Magazine


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