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Employee Contract Template

Employee Contract Template


The Template you will create here includes all the Terms and Conditions of Employment that your employee is legally entitled to.  This is a template you can use for every new employee or to update your current employee contracts.

Many businesses have a requirement for different contracts for individual employees.  This document will have explanatory notes on each section that will inform you about the correct information to include in each individual contract based on the needs of your business.

After you purchase this template you can download the template in MS Word format, you will also receive an email link. You then customise the template to suit your business.  Read more in the description below.  Comes with a Money Back Guarantee >>

The employer must sign and date the statement of terms, but there is no requirement for the employee to sign it.  You must also keep a copy during the period of employment and for at least a year after it ends.

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 sets out the right of every new employee to receive a written statement of five core terms of employment within 5 days of starting work. The core terms that must be specified are:

  1. The full names of the employer and employee
  2. The address of the employer
  3. The expected duration of the contract (where the contract is temporary or fixed term)
  4. The rate or method of calculating pay and the pay reference period for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 (for example, a week, a fortnight or a month)
  5. What the employer reasonably expects the normal length of your working day and week to be, in a normal working day and in a normal working week

Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994–2014 establishes the right to a written statement of the remaining terms of employment within 2 months of their start date. This must include:

  1. The place of work
  2. The title of the job or the nature of the work
  3. The date the employment started
  4. Pay intervals (for example, weekly or monthly)
  5. Any terms or conditions relating to hours of work (including overtime)
  6. Paid leave (other than sick leave), including annual leave and public holiday entitlement
  7. Sick pay
  8. Pension and pension schemes
  9. Period of notice to be given by employer or employee
  10. Details of any collective agreements that may affect your terms of employment

Remember that the Terms and Conditions of Employment protect the employee rights and conditions – The Employee Handbook is where you set out your terms and conditions.

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