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Sample Employment Contract
The following is an example of an employment contract.
You can
amend this to suit your purposes. It is essential that you get all
employees to sign an employment contract. It provides clarity for both
you and the employee. It is also essential that you run your amended
employment contract past a professional lawyer. They will be able to
advise you about your industry specifics.
PLUS40 accepts no responsibility or liability for whatever damage may
be caused as a result of using this contract or for the accuracy of the
information presented here.
It is entirely the responsibility of the
employing company to obtain independent legal advice.
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
Welcome to__________________ (insert company name). We hope you enjoy
your employment with us.
The following will outline your rights and responsibilities. It is designed to
provide you with clarification. Please feel free to ask any questions if anything
is unclear to you.
Please complete the following information, sign and date it and return it to
the following address (insert company address) by the following date (insert
date).
This employment agreement is between __________________________ (insert
company name) and ______________________________ (insert employee name)
For good consideration, the (Company) employs the (Employee) on the
following terms and conditions.
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Sample Employment Contract
The following is an example of an employment contract.
You can
amend this to suit your purposes. It is essential that you get all
employees to sign an employment contract. It provides clarity for both
you and the employee. It is also essential that you run your amended
employment contract past a professional lawyer. They will be able to
advise you about your industry specifics.
PLUS40 accepts no responsibility or liability for whatever damage may
be caused as a result of using this contract or for the accuracy of the
information presented here.
It is entirely the responsibility of the
employing company to obtain independent legal advice.
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
Welcome to__________________ (insert company name). We hope you enjoy
your employment with us.
The following will outline your rights and responsibilities. It is designed to
provide you with clarification. Please feel free to ask any questions if anything
is unclear to you.
Please complete the following information, sign and date it and return it to
the following address (insert company address) by the following date (insert
date).
This employment agreement is between __________________________ (insert
company name) and ______________________________ (insert employee name)
For good consideration, the (Company) employs the (Employee) on the
following terms and conditions.
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1.
Employer
Your employer is (insert company name).
2.
Position Title
Your current Position Title is (insert position title)
3.
Internal Reporting
Insert name of the person whom the employee reports to
4.
Location of Position
Your current location is (insert location of position).
5.
Salary and Benefits
Your current remuneration is $00,000 (insert base salary information) per
annum, plus the Company Superannuation Guarantee Charge. This
figure includes annual leave loading. (If your organisation pays annual
leave loading please include this).
Payment is made directly into a nominated bank account. Please
provide details of your bank account.
Name of institution:
BSB number:
Account number:
Name of account:
Please also provide your Australian tax file number
TFN:
___________________________
6.
Salary review
Salaries are reviewed annually, (insert time or month of annual review).
7.
Salary payment is made monthly (insert frequency) on the (insert date of
salary payment) (or the business day nearest to such date) of each
month, for that month.
The Company’s "Superannuation Guarantee Charge" contribution
currently is 9% of the salary quoted above. An outline of the appropriate
Plan is available from the Finance Department.
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8.
Annual Leave and Long Service Leave
Your Annual Leave provision is twenty working days per annum.
Except by prior arrangement with the Managing Director, annual leave
must be taken within six months of the end of the year in which it
accrued.
Your Long Service Leave provision will be as provided by the Company
policy, which will be no less than the prevailing State legislation.
9.
Sick/Carers Leave
Your paid Sick/Carers Leave provision is six days in your first year of
service and ten days per annum thereafter. The Company may at its
discretion extend this allowance.
10.
Hours of Work
You are required to work a minimum of (insert hours of work) If you are
on assignment with a client or at a training course or other Company
authorised function, the Company may request you to observe the
normal working hours of the client, course or location.
Your manager is responsible for determining the normal span of working
hours within your area to meet the needs of the Company, and you are
required to work within the span advised to you.
11.
Overtime
In exceptional circumstances, you may be eligible for paid Overtime, at
the rate shown in the published Company Overtime Policy, for work
carried out beyond normal hours. Such payment will be authorised in
advance by a Director.
12.
Notice Period
The Period of Notice required from you to terminate employment with
the Company during your probation period is one week, and thereafter
one month, and, with the exception below, the Company will provide
the same period to terminate your employment. Notice must be given in
writing. The Company may, at its discretion, pay you a sum equivalent to
your salary for that period of notice and not require you to work out the
notice period.
Your employment may be terminated by the Company with no notice
period if at any time you commit a serious or persistent breach of this
agreement or you are guilty of any serious misconduct or wilful neglect in
performing your duties.
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13.
Confidentiality
You shall not, except in the proper course of your duties during the
continuance of your employment or after its termination, disclose to any
other person, firm or company or make use of for your own benefit, any
secret or confidential information relating to the Company or any
associated company or any client or its business, finances, activities,
processes or methods of research, systems processes, trade secrets,
customers, prospective customers or any other confidential or secret
information of the Company or any such associated company or client
which shall come to your knowledge during your employment or
otherwise.
Upon termination of your employment you will promptly deliver up to the
Company or its authorised representative all property, for example,
documents, records, papers, credit cards, lists, computer discs or tapes,
which may be in your possession or under your control and which relate
in any way to the business or affairs of the Company or any related or
associated company of the Company and no copies of such or any part
shall be retained by you.
Any exception to this requirement will be by prior agreement with the
Managing Director.
14.
Business Interests Outside of the Company
While your employment with the Company continues you are required to
disclose to the Managing Director any potential conflicts of interest
including concurrent employment outside of the Company which may
impact negatively on either Company performance or personal
performance.
15.
Inventions, Patents, Copyright
If during the course of your duties you make any discovery or invention or
secret process or improvement in procedure or make any literary or
artistic work or computer program relevant to, or capable of use in, the
business of the Company then you must disclose all facts and details to
the Company as it may require and such discovery, invention, secret
process, or improvement in procedure, literary or artistic work or
computer program and all copyright relating thereto, shall belong to
and be the absolute property of, the Company.
16.
Business Interests/Activities after leaving the Company
It is a condition of your employment with the Company that for the
period of (insert time period. It is normally 3-6 months) months following
the termination of your employment you will not personally or through an
agent or on behalf of or for any other person, firm or company, canvass
or solicit any business from or with any person, firm or company who has
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during your employment been a client or prospective client of the
Company, where such business would be in competition with the
business of the Company and/or to the detriment or intended or
probable detriment of the Company.
For a period of (insert time period) months following the termination of
your employment with the Company you will not employ any person
who was employed by the Company whilst you were an employee of
the Company nor procure that such a person be employed by any other
person, firm or company.
17.
Policies and Procedures
This Statement provides a summary of the main terms and conditions of
your employment with (insert company name). Your attention is also
drawn to the Company Policies and Procedures manual which describe
in more detail various other employment practices, such as claiming and
payment of business expenses, and policies such as Equal Employment
Opportunity, Non-Smoking Work Environment, Use of Technology and
Occupational Health and Safety, with which the Company expects
employees to comply. A copy of the Policies and Procedures is
available for your use from your manager. The policies and practices are
reviewed from time to time and any revisions published as amendments.
I accept and agree to the above statement of my terms and conditions of
employment.
NAME:
SIGNED:
DATE:
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