This document is a basic, short form agreement for employment, suitable for use with employment of permanent, award employees (both full time and part time) whose minimum terms and conditions of employment are governed by an applicable industrial award.
It contains clauses that refer specifically to terms and conditions in the relevant industrial award.
It also contains many optional clauses that may be either retained or discarded depending on the circumstances of the situation. However it does not attempt to contain all possible clauses; additional clauses are available separately to deal with more unusual scenarios (eg restraint clauses, travel expenses, pre-employment check, etc). The agreement also does not contain confidentiality, intellectual property and restraint clauses; such clauses are available separately in short or long form.
There is also a longer form employment agreement available separately that is not specific to an award employee. (See “Basic employment agreement (long form)”.)
This document has been co-authored for LexisNexis by Joe Catanzariti, Vice President of the Fair Work Commission, Sydney; and Michael Byrnes, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz, Sydney.
This document is prepared with the assistance of Specialist Editor Justine Turnbull, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia.