"Casuals receive a 25% casual loading in lieu of sick leave and carer's leave entitlement, and therefore providing a separate entitlement would be 'double-dipping'.
"The proposal is another move away from nationally consistent employment entitlements by the Victorian Government and will cause confusion for employers and employees.
"The Victorian Government intends to fund a trial of the proposed new entitlements but has flagged that Victorian businesses will most likely be required to fund the huge ongoing cost once the trial is over, through a levy. The levy would, in effect, be a tax on employment and would be another deterrent to employers investing in Victoria. This flawed proposal needs to be abandoned.
"COVID should not be used as a cover to drive ideological agendas which raise costs for businesses and employment," Mr Willox said.
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