Employment Contract Template

Can you afford to have no Employment Contracts in place?

Employee Contract Template

Employment Contract Template

Operating a business is challenging. Who ever said it was easy? And then throw employees into the mix and you have yourself a ticking time bomb!

You should eliminate as many unknowns as you can in your business if you want it to run as smooth as possible, make a profit and allow you to stay sane.

That is why it is important that you engage your team correctly and have employment contracts between your business and them.

The Importance of Employment Contracts

Employment contracts or agreements spell out in detail what both parties are liable for and what occurs should there be any disagreements.

If you have no agreements in place, how will you resolve disputes should they occur? It will be a much more difficult task.

Protect yourself, your business and your team by using this employment contract template.

4 Possible Scenarios that Might Occur

The last thing you need when running a business is major problems with your staff. It is tough enough already without having to engage in a dispute with your team members.

If the relationship turns sour, it gets even uglier. Here are 4 common disasters waiting to happen if you have employed your team without an employment contract.

1. There is a misunderstanding

There is a misunderstanding about the amount of salary and superannuation to be paid. You thought they agreed to include the superannuation in their salary and they thought you said it wasn’t included.

Either way, you are in for one good argument if they have already started to work with you. In fact, if you have an argument about this first off – it is unlikely that the relationship would last.

Ensure there is no misunderstanding and get the details written in an employment contract agreement.

2. Not what you expected

Your new employee starts work. It goes well for a week. Then you find they are browsing the internet in-between their work.

Do you accept this?

If you haven’t put the specifics in your employment contract agreement, they have already tried to push the boundaries of your authority.

Ensure there is no misunderstanding and get the details written in an employee contract agreement.

3. It turns ugly

They want to terminate their position and leave your business. You need someone to do the work, however, if they stay they are starting to influence your other staff negatively. You decide it isn’t going to work – but what are the rules for removing that team member?

How much are they expecting you to pay them out?

Ensure there is no misunderstanding and get the details written in an employee contract agreement.

4. They do something illegal

Do you turn a blind eye or do your standards enforce them to be fired? What are your standards for your business?

Ensure there is no misunderstanding and get the details written in an employee contract agreement.

You can see that it is important that you have an employee agreement contract and that the finer details are included in this contract to avoid disputes, ensure you don’t waste your precious time arguing and allow you to get on with running your business.

Do you really have time to engage in a dispute with an employee which then could potentially turn into litigation?

Eliminate Repetitive Tasks

This employment contract template is simple yet effective to use. You will be able to eliminate the repetitiveness of building a separate document whenever a new team member starts in your business.

It is effective enough to cover all of the basic as well as complicated issues that may arise in your business when it comes to employing staff.

You should also seek professional advice for your particular business.

Save a Massive Amount of Time

Save a lot of time using this template. This template is detailed and ready to go. All you need to do is replace the specifics regarding your business name and the employee’s details.

The template is automated and formatted to save you time so you can get on with the job of working on your business instead of in your business.

Take a Look at the Detailed Contents

The following images show you exactly what the template looks like.

Title Page

Below is the cover page that can easily be changed to suit your company and employees. Customizing this template for your business is quick and easy. You can use the find, select and replace tool in MS Word to replace the content in minutes.

Employee Contract Template Cover Page
Employment Contract Template | Cover Page

Table of Contents

The next image shows the Table of Contents which indicates each section of the document.

This Table of Contents is an automatically generated table of contents and updating it is quick and easy in MS Word. Just change the heading within the body of the document and then come back and right click on the Table of Contents and click update – too easy.

Below you can see all of the sections within the document. It is comprehensive and detailed. There are 12 pages in total.

Employee Contract Agreement Template Table of Contents
Employment Contract Agreement Template | Table of Contents

Section 1

Below is an example of a section within the document. This outlines the agreement and who it is between. Changing this document to suit your business is quick and easy. Use the Find and Select tool within MS Word to customize it to suit your business.

Items that are to be changed include:
[Name of Role], [Company Name], [Date], [Employee Name], [Address of Employee] and a number of others within the document. Every item that needs to be changed is highlighted in red which makes it very easy to customize. Save a ton of time using this template.

Employee Contract Agreement Template
Employment Contract Agreement Template

Bonus System and Performance Incentives

Below is page 11 of the document. It outlines a bonus system that may be suitable for your business. Encouraging staff through bonuses and performance incentives is a good idea.

Employee Contract Agreement Template Bonus and Performance System
Employment Contract Agreement Template | Bonus and Performance System

There are 10 Sections within this document and 12 pages. You can easily delete or add sections to suit your business.

The template includes enough detail to engage a team member. However, it is recommended that you get legal advice or a review so that you are 100% comfortable when using this contract for your team members.

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