An employment contract sets out the terms by which you are employed and will include things like your hours of work, pay rate and termination provisions. Signing your employment contract means that you are agreeing to adhere to the terms that it sets out. You may not realize the implications of the terms of your contract until well after you signed it.
A lot of the time, people don’t pay much attention to their employment contract until an issue arises with their employer. If there ever is such an issue, the terms of your contract are going to be extremely important.
For this reason, it is critical that you understand everything that you are agreeing to before you sign on that dotted line. Enlisting the professional services of a competent lawyer to review your employment contract is a valuable way to ensure that you understand what your rights are, what your employer’s rights are, and whether there are any clauses that might one day take you by surprise.
Here are some other reasons:
These links are also useful to checking contract compliance with legislative requirements:
- the Fair Work Act;
- the National Employment Standards; and
- the Fair Work Information Statement for examples relating to maximum weekly hours, parental leave, notice of termination.
Would you like an employment contract review? Contact us
We can arrange an employment contract review with one of our Employment Lawyers. This review can be done either in person or online and we offer a fixed cost of $660 including GST. The fixed cost covers 1.5hours of work, which includes:
- 30 minutes review of your employment contract +
- 1 hour consultation with you, either in person, teleconference or ZOOM to explain your employment contract to you.
Please contact our office on (07) 3252 0011 and speak with one of our client engagement team to arrange an appointment today.