Contracts for Employees and Independent Contractors

Many workplace disputes and personnel problems arise from the lack of certainty of the rights and obligations of the employee and the employer in the employment relationship. 

It is surprising that, even today, many employers do not avail themselves of the protection and certainty afforded by properly drawn employment contracts for their employees.  Whether the employee is covered by an Award or is a Senior Executive, it is always prudent for the rights and obligations of the employee and the employer in the employment relationship to be set out clearly and simply in a written employment contract.

A properly drawn employment contract (or independent contractor agreement) greatly assists in personnel management during the life of the employment relationship and greatly minimises risks to the employer when the employment relationship comes to an end. 

Such risks may include an employee potentially bringing an action alleging unfair or wrongful dismissal and/or the protection of the employer’s client base and/or confidential information and/or intellectual property.

Don’t leave your business exposed to risk.  If you are concerned your business may not have appropriate contracts in place for its employees and/or contractors, or if your business is considering putting on new employees or contractors, call our Employment Team. 

For more information - call one of our EmploymentTeam today.