This document is a basic, short 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 situation. However it does not attempt to contain all possible clauses; additional clauses are available separately to deal with more unusual scenarios (eg commissions based on sales, salary sacrifice benefits, travel expenses, pre-employment check, etc). The agreement also contains shorter form confidentiality, intellectual property and restraint clauses; again, longer form clauses are available separately.
There is also a longer form employment agreement available separately. (See “Basic employment agreement (long form)”.)
Schedule 1 provides space for a detailed description of the duties to be performed.
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.