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.