Are Casual Employees Really Casual?

On Wednesday May 20th, 2020, the Federal Court upheld the WorkPac vs Skene 2018, when it decided that a casual mine worker who had regular and predictable shifts was entitled to the same benefits as a permanent member of staff, including accrued annual leave pay. What does this potentially mean for the security industry?

In this episode of the ASIAL Security Insider podcast, we speak with Chris Delany, ASIAL’s workplace relations advisor, about the potential impact of this decision on the security industry. What might it means for companies who hire casual staff? What can they do to minimise potential claims of a similar nature to the recent court case and what should they be doing moving forward to reduce potential liability?

The contents of this podcast do not constitute legal advice, are not intended to be a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

All listeners should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters you or your organisation may have.

About the speaker

Over the past 40 years, Chris Delaney has established himself as one of the security industry’s most highly regarded workplace relations professionals. An accredited workplace and commercial mediator, degree qualified in Employment Relations, he has held senior executive Industrial Relations positions with Nestle and BHP. Having worked with ASIAL for more than 20 years, Chris has a detailed knowledge of the security industry and understands what employers confront in the workplace.

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