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Workplace myth: Permanent Casual

There is no such thing as a 'permanent casual', 'part-time casual' or 'full-time casual' employee. Employees can be hired as casuals or on a permanent basis.

Casual employees aren't usually entitled to a set amount of hours of work and don't usually accumulate paid leave. Instead, casuals are paid a higher hourly rate of pay to compensate them for not getting these entitlements. Casuals can work regular hours, but that doesn't mean they are permanent employees.

A permanent employee is hired on a part-time or full-time basis. Permanent employees get paid leave and usually have a regular set of hours of work - an average of 38 per week for a full-timer and less for a part-timer.

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