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Employment Agreements & Contracts Toowoomba

Real Employment Agreements Prepared by Real Workplace Lawyers

If you’re a Toowoomba or Darling Downs employer and you find yourself asking “are employment agreements absolutely necessary?”, then have no doubt that the answer will always be a resounding ‘yes’!

Employment agreements are crucial contracts that all employers need to implement across their workplace ensuring that the individual duties, obligations and expectations required as part of the employment relationship are enforceable and their business interests are adequately protected.

Whilst the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), the Fair Work Regulation 2009 (Cth), modern awards and enterprise bargaining agreements (industrial instruments) contain a number of important rules, requirements and conditions governing employment relationships, they do not cover everything and in many instances, employers are misinformed regarding what rights they do and don’t have when a legitimate employment agreement has not been in place from the outset.

What Should an Employment Agreement Include?

A good employment agreement should be tailored to your specific business, industry and the role being performed. One size does not fit all, and the agreement should include a number of important things not covered by industrial instruments including, but not limited to: 

  • Employee duties (both role specific, industry specific and general expectations)
  • Role-specific qualification/licence requirements
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Watertight protection of an employer’s confidential information, clients and employees
  • Protection and return of employer property (including vehicles and tools)
  • Deductions (including withholding funds from an employee’s final wage)
  • Recovery of training costs
  • Role, industry and business specific termination rights.

Professional, Customised Fixed-Fee Employment Agreements

Enterprise Legal provides clients with a Template Employment Agreement that is contemporary, robust and is specifically tailored to your workplace, industry and business.

If you have an existing employment agreement or if you don’t have one at all and you’d like to know more, contact our dedicated Workplace Relations Team for a free, no-obligation consultation today!

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Employment Agreements FAQ

How Often Should My Business Update Our Employment Agreements?

You should review your employment agreements regularly to ensure they appropriately reflect the values, needs and expectations of your business as they change over time. As a rule of thumb, you should review them:

  1. At least annually around the end of the financial year when award wages and the national minimum wage are reviewed (and generally increased), and
  2. When your employee changes roles.

At a minimum, you should be reviewing your employment agreements and employee wages annually, particularly given the national minimum wage and all modern award wages are reviewed and generally increased each year at the end of the financial year. You should therefore always ensure that you are reviewing your employee’s wages annually and this should be completed in conjunction with reviewing your employment agreements.

You should also always issue a new employment agreement when an employee changes roles as it is important to ensure their contracts appropriately reflect the role they are performing. All too often, employers are caught out when they want to enforce a robust restraint against a senior employee whose contract has not been updated and only reflects a junior role that they held when they joined the business.

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