Difference Between Casual And Part Time

  • A casual employee is employed to work as and when work is available, without any expectation of continued employment.
  • An employee is part time when there is an expectation of continued employment.

See Also
Casual Employee Setup
Casual Holiday Each Pay
Difference Between Casual And Part Time
Changing Holiday From 8% Each Pay
Understanding Termination Accruals


  • A restaurant employs a number of waiting staff. They work two or three days a week. These staff are part time, because there is an expectation of continued employment.
  • The same restaurant has a list of people they call upon if they are short staffed. These are casual employees, because it is the unexpected availability of work that determines their employment.
  • An orchard employs someone to pick apples for three weeks. This is a casual job, because the work is determined by the availability of apples to pick, and there is no expectation of continued employment.
  • An office employs someone to do the cleaning for an hour every Friday. This is a part time job, because there is always cleaning to be done.

A part time employee comes in because they have a job, a casual employee comes in to do a job.

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