Casual or full time? Is it time to have the discussion with your employees?

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Well, a casual employee:

• Has no guaranteed regular hours of work
• Does not get sick leave or annual leave
• Can leave without notice.

Katharine Whitehorn said “Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.”

Therefore casual employees are entitled to a higher hourly pay rate than the equivalent full-time or part-time employees. Long-term casual employees may work regular hours or the same days each week, and after 12 months they have the right to ask for flexible working arrangements and take parental leave. Full time casual means working full time for a casual wage, which is about 20 per cent more per hour than a permanent employee, but then they do not receive any sick pay or holiday pay.

Milton Berle said “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” President Trump would say a wall.

A full-time employee has ongoing employment and works, on average, about 38 hours a week. When someone changes from full-time or part-time to casual employment, the usual rules for ending employment apply, including:
• Giving or paying the employee the required notice, and for any leave and all other entitlements that may be owed.

A part-time employee:
• Usually works less than 38 hours a week
• Usually works regular hours
• Is entitled to the same benefits as a full-time employee, but only on a pro rata basis
• Is a permanent employee or on a fixed-term contract.

Full-time and part-time employees must give or be given notice should they choose to end their employment.

Your business will run better with Balanced Bookkeeping and Business Solutions

Balanced Bookkeeping and Business Solutions is a local, Sunshine Coast business that provides a complete bookkeeping service and solutions for small to medium businesses. The principal of Balanced Bookkeeping and Business Solutions has worked in the accounting industry for over 20 years and is a qualified accountant and registered BAS agent, which means that you can discuss the pros and cons of casual and full time and part time employment, knowing that you will receive practical, constructive, valuable advice.

William James said “Act as if what you does makes a difference. It does.”

Out tax accountants in Sunshine Coast recognise that every business and each business owner is very different and, accordingly, each requires a different and individual approach to their hiring strategy. Regardless of what type of business structure your company operates under — sole trader, partnership, company or trust — Balanced Bookkeeping and Business Solutions’s focus is on developing tailor-made solutions for you.

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