casual employee

A casual employee is someone who takes a job knowing there is no set promise of ongoing work or a regular work schedule.

Casual employment involves a work arrangement where the employee does not have a guaranteed pattern of work and lacks the advance commitment to ongoing employment. This means their working hours can vary, and there is no expectation of regular, continuous work. Casual employees typically do not receive the same entitlements as permanent employees, such as sick leave or annual leave, but they may receive a higher pay rate to compensate.

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