True, employment contracts do not need to be in writing to be recognised at law, but a well worded employment agreement provides a number of significant benefits, especially for employers.
Did you know that in the absence of a written employment agreement, the law implies into the employment relationship many terms which may not be of benefit to your business? This can be avoided by having a written agreement that replaces these implied terms with clear alternative provisions as agreed by you and your employee.
Maintaining longterm relationships with employees results in increased productivity, reduced staffing costs, less hassle and a better workplace culture. A key factor in establishing good relationships is setting up a solid framework at the outset, so that each party knows exactly what is expected of them. A good employment agreement does just that.
Be confident you are up to date with Fair Work requirements with this template agreement for full time/ part time employees.