Casual or permanent? – an age old issue

The Institute of Architects HR service is often posed with the difficult question of how to manage employees whose employment status as a permanent or a casual employee is hard to discern or even define. It is imperative that employers correctly classify their employees as either permanent or casual based on the factors discussed below. To illustrate this point, we explain the primary differences between both permanent and casual employees, and provide a case study of a typical workplace scenario that highlights difficulties in managing an employee who has been incorrectly classified as casual or part time.