30 June 2021

30 June 2021

The federal Government’s Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australian’s Job and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 amended the Fair Work Act 2009 (‘FW Act’) from March 2021.

One particular amendment was the introduction of a new National Employment Standard (‘NES’) that is titled Offers and requests for casual conversion.

The new NES places statutory obligations on employers:

  1. to undertake an assessment to determine if a casual employee is eligible, after 12 months of service, for an offer to convert to permanent employment; and
  2. in responding to an eligible employee’s request to convert to permanent employment.

There is a lot of be aware of, and a set timeframe for employers to meet their obligations under point 1 above. It’s important to be aware of these obligations because they are legal binding obligations and responsibilities.

More details on an employer’s obligations can be found in the QHA’s Casual Conversion Fact Sheet. Template letters to assist employers with all aspects of this NES can also be found in the Fact Sheet.








ZOOM Meeting - 30 June 2pm

On Wednesday, 30 June at 2pm (Brisbane time) the QHA’s Employment Relations team will be hosting a ZOOM meeting that current financial QHA members can join.

When you register, be sure to provide your full name, and the name of the venue that is the QHA member. Without those details, you cannot be registered.

In addition, registrants are welcome to email through any specific questions they have about casual conversion.


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