Many employees still refer every type of job that they as part time. As long as they are not permanent employee, they called themselves part timers. While, in layman terms it is acceptable, in the employment there are different types of non-permanent jobs that you guys need to understand. Why? Because different types employments have different provisions in the employment law. I’ll hillight the features of these employment in point form for easier understanding.
- these type of employees do not have an official definition in the Employment Act
- they are hired as and when the needs arise
- they are not entitled to any leave which other ‘normal’ employee gets
- they are paid daily or weekly
- if these casual workers are employed regularly and they are put together with other permanent employees plus these casual workers are also paid monthly, THEN…the company may have to treat them as regular employee and therefore will get the benefits as per the others.
- they have more worktime than casual employees
- they are employee due to certain project needs or for a specified duration of time
- the employer must issue a letter of employment to these workers
- although they are not permanent employees, they are entitle all basic benefiits in the employment law
Part Time Workers
- working hours must be less than 70% than full time employees in the same job scope and function.
- part timers get all the minimum benefits stipulated in the employment law (annual leave, sick leave, maternity etc)
- must receive an employment contract from employer before starting work.
Hope this understanding helps you better.