“It is vital that the Senate opposes Labor’s disallowance motion for the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulation 2018,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said today.
“The regulation was made last year to give businesses more protection against unfair ‘double-dipping’ claims by casual employees. It is obviously unfair for an employee who has been engaged as a casual and paid a casual loading to be able to pursue years of back-pay for annual leave.
“ABS statistics show that 80 per cent of casuals work for businesses with less than 100 employees. This is an issue of great concern to thousands of small business owners whose livelihoods are threatened by potential ‘double-dipping’ claims.
“The disallowance of this regulation would send a very dangerous signal to the CFMMEU and plaintiff law firms who are currently pursuing ‘double-dipping’ class actions against employers. Labor’s disallowance motion needs to be decisively rejected,” Mr Willox said.