Since 2009 the Australian Government has been changing the way Australian business employ their worker which has affected employment contracts. The changes include the introduction of new National Employment Standards (NES), and the commencement of modern awards.
These new ‘modern awards’ now cover specific areas and as of 1 January 2010 there are several important changes in Australia’s workplace laws that affect all employers and employees in the national workplace relations system.
All contracts of employment, whether they are based on an award or not, must cover National Employment Standards. You have flexibility in your approach both to the Award conditions and the National Employment Standards, and you can negotiate almost anything you like with an individual employee as long as you can demonstrate that he or she is better off over-all as a result of the bargain you strike.
Here you will find a collection of employment contracts which meet the requirements under the new fairwork policy. These include
This agreement is for casual employees who are employed under a modern award where the standard award entitlements apply. A Casual employee is generally hired on an informal, uncertain and irregular basis. They don’t usually receive sick leave or annual leave and should be paid a casual loading to offset this lack of entitlements.
Bar staff or shop assistants who are never exactly sure when they will be required for work are prime examples.
This contract is for employees who are employed under a modern award where the standard award entitlements apply. Full time employee’s usually work at least 38 hours per week and are steadily and continuously employed. They usually have set hours and days of work. Full time employees are entitled to various benefits including sick leave, holiday leave, holiday pay and superannuation.
This is an employment contract between a single employer and employee that modifies the application of a Modern Award or enterprise agreement. The Fair Work Act allows certain terms of the Modern Awards to be varied. This allows work conditions to be tailored to suit the individual requirements of employees (or employers), so long as overall, the employee is “better off”.
Suitable for Fixed Term employees employed under a modern award where the standard award entitlements apply.
A Fixed Term Employment Agreement is suitable for use where a staff member is being employed for a set length of time, with a specified end date for the employment. For example, to complete a specific project or to replace staff taking long service or maternity leave.
This employment contract is suitable for part time employees employed under a modern award where the standard award entitlements apply.
Part time employees work less hours than full time employees. However, they receive all of the entitlements of full time employees calculated on a proportional basis.
Of course not everyone has an employer/employee relationship. You may be a sole trader providing your services to an individual or a Pty Ltd company providing your services to large or small organisations. What ever your requirements we have a Consulting Services Agreement to suit your needs.
For many businesses it makes good sense to hire contractors for one off projects or it maybe impractical to employ someone full time for a specific short-term project. If your looking to employ a contractor who has either a Sole Trader or Company Structure we have contractor agreements to meet your needs. In fact we intend to cover all possibilities. If you cant find what you are looking for here, please send us an email and we’ll do our best to exceed your expectations.
The Sole Trader Contractors Agreement is a Contractors Agreement between a principal (usually a business or organisation) and an independent individual sole trader contractor. It spells out the exact nature of the arrangement, defining the rights and obligations of the parties.
This Corporate Contractor Services Agreement has been professionally drafted to spell out the exact nature of the arrangement, defining the rights and obligations of the parties.
It includes strict restraint, confidentiality and intellectual property provisions to bind the corporate entity and its employees while still providing the foundation for a healthy ongoing relationship.
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All of the standard employment agreements and contracts are fully compliant with modern awards and Fair Work Australia Policy requirements. Each one has been professionally drafted by our own expert legal team and has been designed for ease of use – just fill in the relevant spaces with the details required and go to print.
You can also use these template contracts over and over again saving you both time and money.
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