Only certain National Employment Standard (NES) entitlements apply to casual employees.
In addition, casual employees who have been employed for at least 12 months by an employer on a regular and systematic basis and with an expectation of ongoing employment are entitled to:
Casual employees are entitled to an hourly casual loading for every hour that they work.
For Example; Under the Retail Award, casual loadings, wages and penalty rates (such as those payable for working during the evening, on weekends and public holidays) are phased in. This means that your minimum obligations will depend on your obligations prior to 1 January 2010, including any additional loading that was payable to casual employees for annual leave.
Under the Retail Award, you must give your casual retail employee at least 3 hours work (in a row) on any day. This means that even if you don’t require your casual employees to work for a continuous period of 3 hours, they must still be paid for 3 hours.
Casuals must be paid penalty rates for hours worked on public holidays – they cannot be given paid time off instead.
Remember to keep time and wages records for all your retail employees, including part-time and casual employees, for seven years. The records must be readable, in plain English and readily available to a Fair Work Inspector.