Date: 18 Oct 2018
The Federal Government has joined a court case trying to stop casual workers "double dipping" on leave entitlements, arguing recent decisions have caused "anxiety" among small businesses around the country.
Jobs Minister Kelly O'Dwyer said a case currently before the Federal Court risked allowing casual workers to claim leave entitlements on top of their casual pay loading.
"It's generally one or the other, but not both, and the certainty needs to be made very clear," Ms O'Dwyer said.
"That's why the Commonwealth is intervening in this particular case, small businesses need that certainty.
"Each and every day they face decisions about whether or not they employ people, and that is somebody's future."