Casual Employment

When a worker is in casual employment, he or she is not a regular employee of a company, or an employee of a company who, though not necessarily a contractual or a project based employee, is entitled to less of the benefits all the other employees in a company are able to get. But what is the real definition of casual employment? Actually, as per the Australian Workplace Authority, the term "casual employment" does not really have a fixed or set meaning. But there are ways to determine if workers are casually employed, as follows:

*Those who are in casual employment usually do not have leave benefits, or if they have, these are just very limited. Or, they may have leave benefits, but all of those are unpaid ones.

* Those in casual employment usually only have a limited period or a project that they need to finish, and then, they are out of the place.

*Those in casual employment may be those workers who get work just when they are available or when they want to.

* Other terms associated with workers in casual employment are uncertainty as to how long they will be in the job, or irregularity, the term for non-regular employees.

Casual employment in Australia

There has been an increase of casual employment in Australia ever since it started making waves on the industries. In fact, many companies and even the Australian government view casual employment as a crucial part of their work force. That is because most of the job openings right now since the late eighties' are being filled up by casual employees.

The pros and cons of casual employment

Basically, the pros of casual employment is usually that these jobs usually have very little work hours only, or you get to choose your own work hours. You may also have more work on the side if you are on casual employment. Another thing is, you get to choose only when you want to work and when you don't want to.

On the other hand, the cons of casual employment are as follows:

* You get no paid leaves. You only get paid when you go to work. You may end up going to work more often just to hit your salary target.

* Being non-regular may hurt your credentials as well. If you are a casual employee, the impression may not be the same as that of regular employees.

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