The casual employment information statement (the CEIS)

EXPLAINED: The casual employment information statement (the CEIS)

The amendment act introduces a Casual Employment Information Statement (CEIS) which is to be given to all casuals. The CEIS can be downloaded from the fair work ombudsman website in word or PDF version. 

The CEIS has information about:

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  • The definition of a casual employee
  • When an employer has to offer casual conversion
  • When an employer doesn’t have to offer casual conversion
  • When a casual employee can request casual conversion
  • Casual conversion entitlements of casual employees employed by small business employers
  • The role of the Fair Work Commission to deal with disputes about casual conversion.

Providing the CEIS

Employers can give casual employees the CEIS:

  • In person
  • By mail
  • By email
  • By emailing a link to this page of our website
  • By emailing a link to a copy of the CEIS available on the employer’s intranet
  • By fax
  • By another method

What to do now!

All employers, small and large, regardless of the number of employees you have must now do the following 3 things.

1. Go to Fair Work Ombudsman site and download the CEIS. You can simply type CEIS in to the “search” field on the top right hand side of any of their website pages.

2. Give your existing casual employees a copy of the CEIS as soon as possible after 27 March 2021.

3. Amend your onboarding processes to now ensure that every new casual employee you hire from now on, receives a Casual Employment Information Statement (the CEIS) before, or as soon as possible after, they start their new job with you. 

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Jackie’s passion for creating better Human Resources outcomes stems from over 20 years’ experience in the field and a drive for finding innovative solutions.
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