Employment not on a permanent basis which does not have leave entitlements (eg: holiday leave, sick leave etc)â€¢ Employment
The practice of hiring employees on an as-needed basis, either as a replacement for permanent full-time employees who are out on short- and long-term absences or to meet employer's additional staffing needs during peak business periods.
A casual is an employee hired on an hourly or daily basis as provided for in the award. A casual employee is not entitled to annual leave, sick leave or paid public holidays. However, casuals are compensated for the loss of these entitlements by way of an extra loading added to their ordinary rate of pay. See also Full-Time and Part-Time Employment.
employment which is irregular, discontinuous and not guaranteed from one period to another. Each work period is considered to be a separate and distinct period of service.
General staff members employed for a period of less than one (1) month, or less than fifteen (15) hours per week. Casual employees are also available through an outside employment agency for brief periods of time.
Casual employment is a temporary staffing method that may be used to meet short-term staffing requirements, e.g., to replace employees on leave or to carry out short-term projects. Persons hired under this authority are not considered employees under the Public Service Employment Act and are not eligible for closed competitions.
Employment at uncertain times or irregular intervals; casual and not in the usual course of trade, business, occupation, or profession of the employer; for a short time and for limited and temporary purpose.
Hourly rate employment for less than 4 months, chargeable to a casual allotment rather than against a position.