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Employment Contract Template covers all aspects of law including: letter confirming employment, deed of release on termination.

One of the first things a good employment contract  will cover is a clear description of the position and duties of the employee. For employees however, it is also a good idea for that person to have a clear understanding in that Employment Contact pertaining to the employees job description, duties, salary and benefits.

Employment Contract  

Employment Contract  set out as a Deed, with introduction and operative part.


  • Interpretation
  • Employment, Duties, Obligations
  • Term
  • No Competition clause
  • Faithful service
  • Remuneration
  • Expenses
  • Annual, Long Service, Sick Leave
  • Termination
  • Return of company property after termination
  • Post-termination competition restrictions
  • Notices
  • Whole agreement
  • Proper law
  • No approaches to employees or directors of the company
  • Severability

6 pages long.

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What is an Employment Contract

An employment contract is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee that outlines the terms and conditions of the employment relationship. It defines the roles, responsibilities, and rights of both parties and serves to protect their interests. The contract ensures that both the employer and the employee understand their obligations and what is expected of them.

Key Elements

Key Components of an Employment Contract

  1. Parties Involved: Identification of the employer and the employee.
  2. Job Title and Description: The employee’s job title and a detailed description of their duties and responsibilities.
  3. Commencement Date: The start date of the employment.
  4. Probationary Period: Any probationary period that applies, including its duration and conditions.
  5. Duration of Employment: Whether the employment is for a fixed term or indefinite (permanent) and the conditions for renewal if applicable.
  6. Working Hours: The number of hours the employee is expected to work each week, including start and finish times, and any overtime conditions.
  7. Compensation and Benefits: Details of the employee’s salary or wage, payment frequency, and any additional benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, bonuses, or commissions.
  8. Deductions: Any deductions from the employee’s salary, such as taxes, social security contributions, and other lawful deductions.
  9. Leave Entitlements: The employee’s entitlements to leave, including vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and any other types of leave.
  10. Confidentiality: Obligations of the employee to keep certain information confidential both during and after their employment.
  11. Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Clauses: Any restrictions on the employee’s ability to compete with the employer or solicit the employer’s clients or staff after leaving the company.
  12. Performance and Conduct: Expectations regarding the employee’s performance and behavior, including adherence to company policies and procedures.
  13. Termination Conditions: Conditions under which either party can terminate the employment, including notice periods, grounds for termination, and any severance pay entitlements.
  14. Dispute Resolution: Processes for resolving any disputes that may arise between the employer and employee, such as mediation or arbitration.
  15. Governing Law: The jurisdiction whose laws will govern the contract.
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