Employment Agreement Template

Write your own Australian Employment Contracts. Simple, just download and fill-in the blanks.

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Write an Employment Agreement without writing a cheque to your lawyer

With Legal Zebra's easy to use templates, you can get your employment contracts in black & white in under 10 minutes.

You only need to purchase the templates once and you can use them for all your employment contracts (with one or an unlimited number of employees) and you can make unlimited changes.

We estimate that this suite of Full Time, Part Time and Casual Employment Agreement Templates can save your business over $1,600 in legal fees.

Easy to use

Easy to Use

There's no legal mumbo jumbo... Our Employment Agreement Templates are fully customisable and guide you step-by-step through the process.

Legally Binding

Legally Binding

You can use our templates to make a legally binding employment contract.

Unlimited Edits

Unlimited Edits

Want to makes edits to your Employment Agreement? Fortunately, the Microsoft Word version is fully editable so you can amend the document as you and your employee require.

Latest update

Latest Update

The Agreement template is up to date and effective throughout Australia.

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Who is this Employment Agreement template for?

Employment Contract to hire an office manager

We have agreed to take on a new office manager. We want to make it clear how the deal will work and when she gets paid. Plus, we want to make sure we are not caught with any unexpected liabilities.

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Agreement for fixed term employee to cover maternity leave

As one of our employees is going on maternity leave for 12 months, we want to offer a fixed term contract to a part time employee during that period. We want a simple agreement to cover this so we don't have to keep the temp employee on indefinitely.

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CEO's Employment Agreement with bonuses

Our company is taking on a CEO. We need an agreement to cover the important points like his bonuses and commissions on sales. Yes, you can include all this in the Legal Zebra template.

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CHECKLIST

Employment Agreement Checklist - What's covered in the Template?

Our Employment Agreement Templates for Full Time, Part Time and Casual employees are concise yet comprehensive. They include these important provisions...

Salary or wages
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Include details of the employee’s pay including a base rate and any overtime as well as superannuation.

Leave entitlements
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This document covers all of the mandatory leave entitlements such as annual leave and personal/sick leave.

Working hours
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State the hours your employee is required to work. For example, 38 ordinary hours per week for a full time employee or fewer for a part time employee. If hours are irregular and not guaranteed, you can engage an employee as a casual.

probationary employment period
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State the initial period during which you can terminate your employee on short notice. For example, 3 months.

Protect your IP and confidential info
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The Agreement requires the employee to protect your trade secrets, customer lists and other intellectual property and also to keep your confidential information secret.

Full time, part time or casual employment
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The Legal Zebra suite of Agreements include a Full Time Employment Agreement (in Word & PDF Format), a Part Time Employment Agreement (in Word & PDF Format) and a Casual Employment Agreement (in Word & PDF Format).

Place of work
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State where your employee is required to work. For example, in your office, seeing clients in Australia or overseas.

Job title
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Identify your new employee's job title in the Agreement.

Reporting structure
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Identify who your employee will report to. For example, reporting to the board or the CEO.

Agreement period
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Either for a fixed term or ongoing and you can specify the notice period that each party must give for termination – for example 3 month’s notice of termination.

Comply with National Employment Standards
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This Agreement is drafted to comply with the National Employments Standards under the Fair Work Act 2009, the Privacy Act 1988 and other Australian laws.

Legal tips for completing an employment contract
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Easy to follow tips and examples are included to help complete your Employment Agreement Template with confidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why you should have a written Employment Agreement?
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If you are hiring an employee, you should put an Employment Agreement in black & white. It will help you protect your rights, ensure your employee's entitlements are clearly stated, and minimise the risk of costly disputes.

Likewise, if you’re working as an employee, make sure you get the contract in writing so it's clear what you will get paid.

It's not enough simply to write to your employees with an employment offer letter. You need a firm agreement in place to cover all bases and minimise the risk of disputes. Our template helps you put a binding agreement in place, with ease.

What's the difference between an Employment Contract and an Employment Agreement? There is no difference. These terms are used interchangeably.

What are the main things to cover in an Employment Agreement?

You should make sure that the employment benefits are clearly stated (for example, salary, wages, extra annual leave, company car, etc).

You should also make it clear what the employee is required to do in their job. That is, their employment duties. If this is not clear, you may have a hard time trying to get rid of an employee who you believe is not performing

When to use our Employment Contract Templates
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This suite of Employment Contract Templates can be used for all your employees--whether they are full time, part time or casual.

The Legal Zebra Templates are suitable for use in all States and Territories of Australia including NSW, Victoria, ACT, WA, SA, NT, Tasmania and Queensland.

Use our Full Time Employment Agreement Template if you are hiring an Australian employee to work at least 38 ordinary hours per week.

On the other hand, the Part Time Employment Agreement Template should be used if you are hiring an Australian employee to work less than 38 ordinary hours per week. You can easily state, in the template, the number of part time hours that the employee is required to work.

The Casual Employment Agreement Template is perfect for hiring an Australian employee on a casual basis.

Each template is fully customisable and guides you step-by-step through the process of writing an employment contract.

The templates are professionally drafted so you can Do-It-Yourself (DIY). With detailed instructions included, in most cases there's no need to see a lawyer. This can save you time... and over $1600 in legal fees.

If you need help reach out to us at Legal Zebra or contact <a href="https://www.fairwork.gov.au/">www.fairwork.gov.au</a>.

When should you get a lawyer to look over your employment contracts?
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This suite of Employment Contract Templates can be used for all your employees--whether they are full time, part time or casual.

The Legal Zebra Templates are suitable for use in all States and Territories of Australia including NSW, Victoria, ACT, WA, SA, NT, Tasmania and Queensland.

Use our Full Time Employment Agreement Template if you are hiring an Australian employee to work at least 38 ordinary hours per week.

On the other hand, the Part Time Employment Agreement Template should be used if you are hiring an Australian employee to work less than 38 ordinary hours per week. You can easily state, in the template, the number of part time hours that the employee is required to work.

The Casual Employment Agreement Template is perfect for hiring an Australian employee on a casual basis.

Each template is fully customisable and guides you step-by-step through the process of writing an employment contract.

The templates are professionally drafted so you can Do-It-Yourself (DIY). With detailed instructions included, in most cases there's no need to see a lawyer. This can save you time... and over $1600 in legal fees.

If you need help reach out to us at Legal Zebra or contact <a href="https://www.fairwork.gov.au/">www.fairwork.gov.au</a>.

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I‘ve made this suite of Employment Agreement Templates easy to fill-in and understand. They are designed so you can get your contracts in black & white without seeing a lawyer.

You can contact me if you have questions or would like professional assistance customising a basic employment contract to suit your requirements.

Perhaps you need assistance resolving a dispute with an employee or negotiating the finer points of a contract? Whatever the matter, I am here to help.

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