This document is a basic, long form agreement for employment, suitable for use with employment of permanent, non-award employees (both full time and part time).
It contains many optional clauses that may be either retained or discarded, depending on the circumstances of the case. However, this precedent does not contain all possible clauses.
Additional clauses are available separately to deal with more unusual scenarios (for example, commissions based on sales, salary sacrifice benefits, travel expenses, pre-employment checks). The agreement also contains shorter form confidentiality, IP and restraint clauses. Again, longer form clauses are available separately.
There is also a shorter form employment agreement available separately (see “Basic employment agreement (short form)”).
This document has been co-authored for Lexis Nexis by Brooke Pendlebury, Principal, Pendlebury Workplace Law, Sydney.
This document is prepared with the assistance of Specialist Editor Justine Turnbull, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia.