Casual employees

Alternate Term Label:
Casual workers
Intermittent work
NARROWER TERMS
Discussion paper

JobKeeper: eligible vs ineligible workers

This discussion paper outlines how the JobKeeper scheme is encouraging businesses to dismiss ineligible employees, meaning casuals employed for less than a year and non-resident workers have been disproportionately affected by job losses in recent months.
Fact sheet

Fact Check Fact File: COVID-19 has put jobs in danger. How many workers don't have leave entitlements?

The ACTU has repeatedly said 3.3 million Australians, or one in three workers, are "casuals, contractors, labour hire and gig workers". That claim is likely an understatement. Combining the estimated number of self-employed workers with those in casual employment would suggest as many as 4.8...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: The ACTU's Sally McManus said Australia has the highest rate of temporary work in the OECD. Is she correct?

As wages growth and job insecurity loom large in the 2019 election campaign, Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions Sally McManus claims that Australia is at risk of morphing into an "Americanised economy" of low wages and poor job security.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Has the rate of casualisation in the workforce remained steady for the last 20 years?

An argument has erupted over the rate of casual employment in the Australian workforce with unions claiming it is on the rise, and Workplace and Deregulation Minister Craig Laundy dismissing this as a lie.
Briefing paper

Short-term and long-term casual workers: how different are they?

The key finding in this briefing paper is that casual workers vary substantially in their characteristics, making it hard to generalise about what a short-term or long-term casual worker looks like.
Guide

Casual workers in Australia and how they are being protected following the outbreak of COVID-19

This statistical snapshot provides the latest data on the number of casual workers employed in states and territories and regions within those jurisdictions, as well as the occupations and industries in which they work.
Report

Excessive hours and unpaid overtime: 2019 update

This updated research looks at the cumulative costs of unpaid overtime in Australia's economy. Survey data suggests the average Australian worker puts in almost 5 hours per week of unpaid overtime: coming in early, staying late, working through lunch and breaks and taking work home.
Report

“Flexible ongoing” employment: solving a problem that doesn’t exist

This paper outlines the context within which the flexible ongoing proposal arose, the WorkPac vs. Skene decision, and the NSWBC’s concerns about “double dipping.” It then examines the nature of casual work in Australia and provides an analysis of how the proposed flexible ongoing category...
Report

Trends in use of non-standard forms of employment

In the past few decades other non-standard or non-traditional forms of employment such as labour hire, employees on short-term contracts, and engagement of independent contractors have emerged as hiring options for employers. This snapshot sheds light on the significance and contribution of different forms of...