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Employment contract lawyers: how we help

In the ever-evolving world of business, finding the right legal partner to draft or review your employment contracts is essential. At Progressive Legal, we understand the challenges employers face in ensuring their contracts are not only legally sound but also finely tuned to their unique business dynamics. We can help you with:

Our expert employment contract lawyers specialise in delivering contracts that provide clarity, reduce risks, and establish harmonious employer-employee relationships. Enquire with us today.

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We provide tailored employment contracts for your unique circumstances

Why choose us for your employment contracts?

Progressive Legal stands as a beacon of trust for business owners seeking expert guidance in employment contracts. Our tailored approach ensures that your contracts reflect your business goals while complying with Australian employment laws. Our services include:

  • Drafting new employment contracts tailored to your business.
  • Reviewing and revising existing employment contracts for legal compliance.
  • Expert legal advice on employment contract matters.
  • Negotiation support to ensure fair and transparent terms.

We understand the nuances of drafting contracts that stand up to legal scrutiny, offering unparalleled protection for both employers and employees. Enquire with our employment contract lawyers today for legally sound, engaging, and effective employment contracts. 

Understanding employment contracts

An employment contract serves as the foundation of the employer-employee relationship. It outlines the terms and conditions under which an individual agrees to work for an employer.

These legally binding documents establish the rights, responsibilities, and expectations of both parties, ensuring transparency and fairness in the workplace.

What are the key elements of an employment contract?

Job Description and Duties

The contract should clearly outline the role, responsibilities, and expectations associated with the position. This prevents misunderstandings and ensures alignment between the employee’s tasks and the company’s goals.

Salary and Benefits

In accordance with the National Employment Standards (NES), the agreement should detail the employee’s compensation, including salary, bonuses, and benefits such as health insurance, leave entitlements, and retirement plans.

Working Hours and Location

Clearly specifying working hours, breaks, and whether remote work is an option helps set realistic expectations for both parties.

Probationary Period

Many contracts include a probationary period during which the employee’s performance is evaluated. This period provides an opportunity for both parties to assess the fit of the role.

Termination Clause

Outlining the circumstances under which the employment relationship may be terminated protects both the employer and the employee’s interests, adhering to Fair Work Act provisions on unfair dismissal.

Confidentiality and Non-Compete Clauses

To protect sensitive business information, contracts often include clauses preventing employees from disclosing company secrets or working for competitors after leaving the company.

Is an employment contract mandatory in New South Wales?

Employment contracts are not only highly recommended but are generally considered essential in New South Wales.

While verbal contracts can hold some weight, a written employment contract significantly reduces the risk of disputes and legal complications. It clarifies the terms of employment, minimising potential misunderstandings and providing a clear reference in case of disagreements.

How often should an employment contract be updated?

The frequency of updating employment contracts depends on various factors, including changes in employment laws, company policies, and the evolving needs of your business.

As a general rule of thumb, it’s advisable to review contracts periodically, especially when significant changes occur, such as promotions, role changes, or adjustments in compensation and benefits.

Collaborating with an employment contract lawyer during these updates ensures that your contracts remain compliant and aligned with current legal standards.

The role of an employment contract lawyer

Navigating the legal intricacies of employment contracts can be challenging, but that’s where an employment contract lawyer comes into play.

An experienced lawyer ensures that your contracts comply with Australian employment laws and regulations, safeguarding your business from potential disputes and litigation.

What is our approach at Progressive Legal?

At Progressive Legal, we take pride in our client-centric approach to drafting employment contracts. Our lawyers work closely with business owners to understand their unique needs, and we translate those needs into clear, concise, and legally sound contracts.

We emphasise readability and engagement, avoiding complex jargon to ensure that all parties involved can easily comprehend the terms of the agreement.

Key takeaway

Employment contracts are the cornerstone of a healthy and productive employer-employee relationship. They provide clarity, transparency, and legal protection to both parties.

At Progressive Legal, our dedicated team of employment contract lawyers combines legal expertise with an understanding of your business’s distinct requirements. By choosing our services, you’re investing in contracts that not only adhere to Australian employment laws but also foster positive workplace dynamics.

So, whether you’re a business owner seeking to draft new contracts or review existing ones, let us help you navigate the legal intricacies and build a strong foundation for success.

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