- make a written offer to convert their casual employees to permanent employment (this must be done within 21 days after making the assessment), or
- write to employees explaining why they won’t be made an offer (this needs to be done within 21 days of making the assessment but by no later than 27 September 2021).
What is the Casual Employment Information Statement?
Employers aren’t required to give casual employees the CEIS more than once in any 12 month period (for example, if an employer employs a casual employee temporarily at different stages in a 12 month period, they only need to give them the CEIS once).
The CEIS has information about:
- 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 employees with 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.
Employers need to give casual employees the version of the CEIS that is in place when they have to issue the CEIS. Employers should check back regularly to make sure they give the correct version.