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.
There are different types of employment contracts including:
In general, an employment contract should cover:
Employment contracts should not provide less than the legal minimum conditions set out in:
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.