What is a Full Time Employment Contract?
A Full Time Employment Contract is a contract which is used to formalise your employment arrangement with a full-time employee.
It covers all of the important terms of the agreement, including start date, position and duties, hours of work and remuneration.
What does a Full Time Employment Contract include?
Our contract template covers:
★ Hours of Work
★ Employee Obligations
★ Intellectual Property
★ Personal Information
What is a Full Time employee?
A full-time employee:
🔹 usually works, on average, 38 hours each week
🔹 is a permanent employee or on a fixed-term contract.
The actual hours of work for an employee in a particular job or industry are agreed between the employer and the employee and/or set by an award or registered agreement.
Do I need a contract?
Yes, absolutely! A contract protects both you and your employees.
You should always have a contract signed before a new employee starts working for you.
An employment contract will help to set the ground rules in black and white so everyone is clear on their obligations and how everything will work. You need a proper written contract to enforce your rights and make sure your business is legally protected in case something goes wrong.
Does this contract include a restraint clause?
Yes, it does.
A restraint of trade clause helps to protect your business interests. It prevents the ex-employee from soliciting or approaching your employees, contractors, clients and customers after they have ceased employment with your company.
Keep in mind that restraints of trade are only enforceable if you can prove that the restraint is necessary to protect your legitimate interests. This may not be the case if the restraint runs for an excessive period of time, covers a geographical area that is too broad, or extends beyond the industry in which you primarily operate.
We recommend that you consult the Fair Work website to check any Awards and agreements which may apply before you use this template.
As an employer, it is your responsibility to pay at least the minimum wage and entitlements to your employees under the applicable modern award or enterprise agreement.
You must also provide all new employees with a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement by law.
You can view a handy guide to hiring new employees HERE