What should an Employment Contract include?

We are experts in Employment Law and can provide you with Full Time, Part Time and Casual Employment contracts tailored to your business.

An Employment Contract should clearly outline the terms of employment, including salary, probation, leave entitlements, termination, restraint, confidentiality, and intellectual property. Our contracts are drafted to specifically align with your business requirements and minimise your liability.

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Do I need a contract?

Yes, you should always have a written contract of employment with your employees. This provides clarity to both the employer and employee about their rights and obligations. Australia’s employment laws are complex and constantly shifting, so we recommend you engage a lawyer to prepare your contracts for you.

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An Employment Contract should cover the rights and obligations of both the employer and employee. This includes start date, position and duties, hours of work and remuneration, probation, leave, dispute resolution, notice period, termination, restraint, confidentiality, and intellectual property.

If an employee is covered by a modern award or enterprise agreement, you also need to make sure the employee receives at least their minimum wage and entitlements under that agreement. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to make sure you are paying employees correctly.

Every situation is different, which is why you need expert advice from a commercial lawyer. We’re small business specialists, so you know you’re in safe hands with us.

We’ll consider your unique situation and let you know if we think this is right for your business.

Our head office is at Inspire Cowork – a coworking space in Sydney – but we also support flexible work for our team. Our lawyers can work from anywhere.

We use technology to come to you, wherever you’re located around Australia. Many of our clients work from home or at coworking spaces, just like us.

We communicate with our clients via phone, email and Zoom – whatever works best for you. There’s no need to meet face to face, but if you’re ever in the area you’re welcome to drop in!

Generally it takes around 1 week to complete an employment contract project from start to finish.

If you have asked us to prepare more than one document, we’ll try to complete them at the same time to speed things up. If something is urgent or you are working to a deadline, please let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to meet your timeline

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