Template Employment Agreement

An Employment Agreement is an agreement entered into between employer and employee which regulates the employment relationship.

Fit For

Most employment relationships


No, but can be edited as needed

Prepared By

Prepared by an attorney of no less than 12 years post qualification experience

Benefits of our template Employment Agreement

Frequently asked questions

Our template Employment Agreement allows for an inexpensive way in which most aspects of an employment relationship may be regulated, by providing a unique table at the start of the Employment Agreement which allows for you to customise parts of the agreement that you would like to include, exclude or vary.

Over many years of preparing Employment Agreements, we have hand selected and included in this template Employment Agreement, all the best possible provisions to efficiently and effectively regulate the employment relationship.

Applicable to One or Many Employees: Choose whether you would like the Employment Agreement to apply to many employees, or just one.

Parties: Who the employer is and who the employee is, along with addresses, contact numbers, and position of the employee.

Commencement Date: The date on which the employment agreement begins.

Probation Period: Whether you would like a probation period to be applicable, and if so, for how long.

Hours and Days of Work: Specify, if applicable, the days that you would like the employee to work, along with the hours of work.

Overtime Pay: If you would like to record overtime pay, you have the choice to include it.

Remuneration: What the employee will be paid, how often, and if a discretionary bonus will apply

Termination of Employment: The notice period required if either/both the employer and employee is required to give in order to end the employment agreement.

Annual Leave: Set the annual leave policy, which is how many days per year the employee will be entitled to take leave. Guidelines on leave days are shown when you are completing the Automated Employment Agreement Questionnaire.

Sick Leave: Set the sick leave policy. Guidelines on sick leave are shown when you are completing the Automated Employment Agreement Questionnaire.

Duties and Obligations of the Employee: Specify what the employee will be required to do in his/her roles as employee.

Indebtedness: If the employee resigns or otherwise leaves the employer in circumstances where the employee still owes money to the employer, the employer is allowed to deduct the monies owing from the employee’s final salary/salaries.

Dispute Resolution: If there is a dispute between the employer and employee, both parties will be required to try solve it informally, if that fails, they may go to mediation, and if that fails, arbitration.

Confidentiality: A clause requiring the employee not to disclose any of the employer’s intellectual property, financial information, technical knowledge, names and details clients and agents associated with the Employer.

Non-Disparagement: A clause requiring that the employee cannot speak badly of the employer both during and after the employment agreement.

Intellectual Property: All intellectual property which is created by the employee while employed, is automatically transferred to, and owned by, the employer.

Restraint of Trade: You have the choice of whether to prevent the employee from competing with your business, and/or from poaching your clients, and/or from poaching your own staff, and/or from using your suppliers. You can also choose for how long you would like the employee to be restrained from doing any of the above.

The template is delivered to you in Word document format and is fully editable by you.