What should I include in an employment agreement?

Normally an employee will have an individual employment agreement. Collective employment agreements tend to be the domain of union-based workers.

Individual employment agreements need to be in writing and signed by you and your employee. It should include:

  • employer and the employee names
  • job description
  • hours and location of job
  • the wages or salary that you will pay to the employee, as well as incentives such as bonuses
  • redundancy clause
  • jargon-free explanation of the services available for employment relationship problems
  • any trial period

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