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Basic Employment Contract

From 1 January 2010 there were several important changes in Australia’s Workplace laws that affect all employees and employers in the national workplace relations system. The changes include the introduction of new National Employment Standards (NES), and the commencement of modern awards.

All contracts of employment, whether they are based on an award or not, must cover National Employment Standards. You have flexibility in your approach both to the Award conditions and the National Employment Standards, and you can negotiate almost anything you like with an individual employee as long as you can show that he or she is better off over-all as a result of the deal you make.

If you are looking for an agreement that modifies the application of a modern award or enterprise agreement, then you need our Individual Flexibility Agreement.

The letter in this Basic Employment Contract kit contains a detailed document setting out the relationship between the employer and employee. Once the employee accepts the terms by signing the letter (and keeping a signed copy), it becomes the employment contract, subject to the terms of the Award (if there is one) and the Fair Work Act 2009.

This Basic Employment Contract is formatted for your ease of use using Microsoft Word and is available for immediate download. You can use this template repeatedly, simply edit the fields as you require and print your legal agreement!

This agreement with comprehensive and easy-to-follow instructions includes the following provisions-

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These contracts are also available in a complete solutions pack containing;

  • Full time Employment Agreement - Our Full time Employment Agreement is suitable for all employees employed under a modern award where the standard award entitlements apply.


  • Casual Employment Agreement - This up to date Casual Employment Contract is suitable for casual employees employed under a modern award where the standard award entitlements apply.


  • Permanent Part-time employment Agreement - This up to date Permanent Part-Time Employment Contract is suitable for part time employees employed under a modern award where the standard award entitlements apply.Part-time employees work less hours than full-time employees and receive all the entitlements of full-time employees but on a proportional basis


  • Fixed Term Employment Agreement - This up to date Fixed Term Employment Contract is suitable for Fixed Term employees employed under a modern award where the standard award entitlements apply.


  • Individual Flexibility Agreement is an employment contract between a single employer and employee that modifies the application of a Modern Award or enterprise agreement.


  • Sole Trader Contractor Agreement and Incorporated Contractor Agreement - These Two Contractor Agreements defines the terms and conditions under which a company engages the services of a the contractor. The documents protects the company or payer and binds the contractor through the inclusion of restraint, confidentiality and intellectual property provisions.


  • Employee non-compete agreement
    This agreement prohibits an employee from competing with the employer once s/he has left the employer’s service.


Each employment contract comes with a unique and comprehensive easy-to-follow users guide.  The guide will walk you through the whole process to make sure you have the correct agreement which is fully compliant under the Fair Work Act.

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