There is no such thing as a ‘permanent casual’, ‘part-time casual’ or ‘full-time casual’ employee. Employees can be hired as casuals or on a permanent basis. Casual employees aren’t usually entitled to a set amount of hours of work and don’t usually accumulate paid leave. Instead, casuals are paid a higher hourly rate of pay to compensate them for not getting these entitlements. Casuals can work regular hours, but that doesn’t mean they are permanent employees.
Q: My employer is requesting that I work on a public holiday – do I have to?
A: Your employer can request that you work on a public holiday if the request is reasonable. You’re allowed to refuse to work if you have reasonable grounds, too. It’s usually a matter of talking it through with your employer and reaching a solution
Source – www.fairwork.gov.au
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