On the 12th of December 2017, the Fair Work Commission announced that they will introducing certain changes to the overtime rates and shift entitlements for casual and part-time employees in some awards.
These changes will apply from the 1st of January 2018 onwards and have been explained below.
As a reminder a casual employee is an employee that:
- has no guaranteed hours of work;
- doesn’t receive paid sick or annual leave entitlements;
- receives a casual loading (a higher h