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Employment Contracts

Employment Contracts

Employment Contracts

Employment contracts are at the heart of the employment relationship.

They represent an important legally binding agreement which governs the terms and conditions on which your business employs its workers.

When preparing and implementing an employment contract you should be asking yourself:

  • What type of employment does the contract cover?
  • Is your worker an employee or contractor?
  • Is the worker a casual, part-time, permanent, or fixed term employee?
  • What specific entitlements should be included in the contract and how?
  • Is the employee covered by a modern award or enterprise agreement?
  • Is the role business critical and does it require a non-compete clause?
  • Is the contract up to date and compliant with ever-changing employment laws?
  • Is the contract clear, concise, and easy for employees to understand?

Having a well-drafted employment contract can be the difference between a major business liability – and a well managed employment relationship.

Major issues can arise where employment contracts impose unlawful obligations on employees, especially in relation to termination or pay and leave entitlement disputes.

A poorly drafted employment contract introduces uncertainty which puts employers at a significant disadvantage in the event of a dispute.

So, how can we help?

  • Undertaking a workplace HR health check and report to assess compliance
  • Assessing and updating existing employment contracts
  • Preparing and providing new and compliant contracts tailored to your needs (Executive, casual, part-time, full-time, fixed and maxed term)
  • Advisory services including what clauses to use or how to apply different entitlements (e.g. Bonus arrangements, Restraint non compete clauses)
  • Providing advice regarding employee vs contractor distinction
  • Assisting with workplace contract disputes or issues

Nellers HR have a wealth of experience in employment, workplace, and industrial relations fields. We understand the practical and legal compliance requirements to ensure that contracts are well drafted and compliant. We also ensure that they are tailored to suit your business needs.

Please contact one of our friendly HR consultants now to discuss how we can support your business.

"I've been using employment contract templates from Nellers HR for 11 months. These templates have removed a lot of stress and pain points during the recruitment process. The templates are simple and easy to use. They give me the confidence I need.

Aimee, Telecommunications Manager