Full Time Employment Contract


★ Use our handy template to employ new staff

★ Clearly outline the terms of employment

★ Peace of mind that your business is legally protected

★ Drafted in plain English by Australian lawyers

★ Complete our Full Time Employment Contract template in under 5 minutes

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:

★ Position

★ Probation

★ Hours of Work

★ Remuneration

★ Leave

★ Employee Obligations

★ Termination

★ Confidentiality

★ Intellectual Property

★ Personal Information

★ Surveillance

★ Non-solicitation


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.


Employer Obligations

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

Who is this for?

★ Business looking to employ full time staff

Why You Need This

Clearly set out the terms of employment

You will appear more professional and avoid misunderstandings if you have a professional employment contract.

You can also refer back to the contract if there are any disputes with employees about duties, pay, hours of work etc.

Avoid Risk

This contract will help you to avoid risk and limit your liability if something does go wrong.

Protect your business and assets

As the old saying goes, plan for the best and prepare for the worst.

You never know what will happen in the future, but it is vital that you have a contract in place to protect everything you have worked hard for.

How does it work?

Our process is designed to be as easy as possible – you could be up and running in as little as 5-10 minutes.

1.  Select the Full Time Employment Contract template in the Shop and click Add To Cart.

2.  Proceed to Checkout and complete your purchase.

3.  You will receive an email with a download link immediately after you have completed your purchase.

4.  Open the document in MS Word and complete the highlighted fields with your personal information (name, ABN etc). Your document will be ready to go in minutes!


Can I customise the templates beyond editing the fields?

Our templates come in Word format, so yes you can if you want. Feel free to add your logo and change the font to reflect your brand.

We do not recommend you change the wording (apart from the fillable fields) as this can affect the legal protections contained in the document.


What if the law changes and my templates become outdated?

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. So please ensure you keep us updated if your email address changes.

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