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Employment contracts

An employment contract is an agreement between an employer and employee that sets out the terms and conditions of employment.

A written employment contract is integral to the employment relationship as it clarifies the rights and responsibilities of both the employer and employee.

Yet employment contracts only serve their purpose if they are drafted accurately.

Types of employments contracts

There are different types of employment contracts including:

Terms to include in an employment contract

In general, an employment contract should cover:

Terms not to include in an employment contract

Employment contracts should not provide less than the legal minimum conditions set out in:

Getting help with employment contracts

Drafting a contract of employment is a specialised area of employment law.

Rochforts has workplace relations advisors to help:

At Rochforts, we have over 30 years of experience across a range of industries including clerical, manufacturing, transport, childcare, mining, healthcare, professional services and building and construction assisting employers with drafting employment agreements which meet their obligations. 

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