The FWC has not yet determined the specific terms of the model casual conversion clause to implement the Commission’s July 2017 decision in the Casual and Part-time Employment Case.

Ai Group played the leading role in representing employers in the case, which continued for over two years. Most of the unions’ claims in the case, which would have wreaked havoc on Australia’s labour market, were rejected.

The Decision preserves an employer’s right of reasonable refusal of a casual employee’s request to convert to permanent employment.

Since the Full Bench handed down its decision in July, Ai Group has filed a submission in response to the Commission’s model casual conversion clause and a further submission on overtime arrangements for casuals in the horticulture industry.

If you would like more information about the proposed ACTU claims, please contact Ai Group’s Workplace Advice Service on 1300 55 66 77.

If you would like assistance in structuring employment arrangements across full-time, part-time and casual employees and the casual conversion procedures, please contact your local employment, workplace and industrial lawyer in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Melbourne or Brisbane or email Ai Group Workplace Lawyers at


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