Briefing: Managing casual employment in the wine industry

Did you know that your casual employees in fact may be permanent employees, entitled to leave and other benefits. What are the risks and how can you manage this?

A court decision has turned casual employment on its head, holding that a person engaged as a casual employee in fact was a permanent employee and therefore entiteld to paid leave and other entitlements. 

To assist wine industry employers in managing this new challenge, this once-off briefing will cover the following:

- What is a true casual?

- What are the risks of casuals working regular and systematic hours?

- What do you do if a someone does not want to convert from casual employment?

Clarifying casual conversion in writing

- The need for clarifying what entitlements the 25% casual loading compensates a casual for

- What is the future of casual employment in the wine industry?

- What alternatives to casual employment that offer the same flexibility?


- Barossa: Vine Inn, 14-22 Murray St, Nuriootpa

- McLaren ValeAngove McLaren Vale Vineyards and Cellar Door, 117 Chalk Hill Rd, McLaren Vale

Address & Map

Information Summary

  • Type: Briefing
  • From: Wed, December 05, 2018 at 11:00am
  • To: Thu, December 06, 2018 at 12:30pm
  • Availability: Public
  • Contact: Henrik Wallgren
  • Phone: 8222 9277
  • Email: