Requirement to provide a written statement of particulars to workers
This change is a consequence of the Good Work Plan.
A worker is any individual who undertakes to do or perform personally any work or service for another party, whether under a contract of employment or any other contract. And normally excludes those who are self-employed.
Examples of a worker would typically include seasonal workers, short-term casual workers.
Previously there was no legal requirement to provide a written statement of particulars, or contract. From 6 April 2020 the legislation extends the right to a written statement of terms to all workers, and you will need to provide one.
Workers will in future be allowed to bring a claim for failure to provide a written statement of terms. Compensation is between two to four weeks’ pay.
- Produce an outline written statement of particulars / contract for workers
If you would like a casual worker contract please contact us, we have a Good Work Plan compliant version available now. Please contact us to request one.