Recent changes to the Fair Work Act mean that employers must give every new casual employee a copy of the Casual Employment Information Statement (CEIS) before, or as soon as possible after, they start their new job.

The CEIS includes information about the definition of a “casual employee”, when an employer does and does not have to offer casual conversion, and information about entitlements.

A copy can be downloaded from the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

Small business employers (that is, a business employing fewer than 15 employees) must give their existing casual employees (employed before 27 March 2021) a copy of the CEIS as soon as possible after 27 March 2021.

All other employers have to give all existing casuals (employed before 27 March 2021) a copy as soon as possible after 27 September 2021.