An employment contract is a legally binding document that outlines the terms and conditions of employment and details the specific provisions agreed to between the employer and the employee.
Ideally an employment contract should be provided before the employment relationship commences to ensure that any negotiations are detailed in the employment contract and then both the employer and employee sign the contract to mutually agree to the terms and conditions of employment.
MPAQ Employment Contract Templates
MPAQ has a suite of employment contract templates available for members only.
All documents are provided to members in PDF format, meaning they can be used multiple times.
These templates provide an extended range of important employment related information to help you in managing your employer-employee relationship. The templates have been developed to cover full time, part time and casual employees, including tradespersons, apprentices, labourers, clerical employees, building and construction, and non-award employees.
Full Time Employee Part Time Employee Casual Employee Tradesperson ✔ ✔ ✔ Labourer ✔ ✔ ✔ Clerical Employee ✔ ✔ ✔ Apprentice ✔ School Based Apprentice ✔ Building and Construction ✔ ✔ ✔ Non Award Employee ✔ ✔ Retail Worker ✔
Each employment contract purchased also includes:
- An information sheet outlining the key areas of the employment contract
- An example position description
- A suite of example workplace policies
- A wage calculator
- Special Offers
Casual to Full-time Conversion
A true casual is an employee who works irregular hours with no ongoing basis for employment.
However, if a casual employee does work regular and systematic hours with an ongoing expectation of employment, the employee can elect to be converted to a full-time or part-time permanent employee (depending on the regular hours the employee has been working) after six months (for those under the Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award) or twelve months (for those under the Clerks-Private Sector Award) of employment. Given this, employers should carefully consider whether casual employment is the suitable employment basis.
These documents are invaluable to your business because failure to use a contract leads to difficulty in enforcing your rights and protecting yourself against a claim against your business.
For more information, please contact the MPAQ Advisory Team by calling us on 07 3273 0800 or sending an email to email@example.com.
Whilst all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and currency of these templates, MPAQ and Cornwalls, the law firm which produced them, do not warrant that the document will be suitable for your particular purposes. You should seek legal advice as to the suitability of these documents for your particular circumstances. To check the suitability or for any adaptions required to suit your purposes, contact MPAQ on 07 3273 0800. If you do not do so, neither MPAQ or Cornwalls accepts any liability arising from your use of these templates.