You must provide every employee with an employment contract whether they are casual, part time or full time. This decides the relationship between you in work a work setting.
Such a contract should reflect any employment law as well as verbal arrangements between you as well as any policy or procedure manuals you have, common law rules, implied terms, professional practices or anything else agreed to. You should also review these regularly.
Such employment contracts should cover the following:
Company Policies and Procedures
Bullying and harassment
Use of social media
Wages and any penalty rates
Any other matter agreed between you.
I have seen employment contracts that are years out of date and obsolete with a lot of changes happening in the role since then. In the event of a dispute then the courts will determine what the terms of the contract are and that may not always be in favour of the employer.
If you need any help reviewing your employment contracts or have any queries then please contact me.
Tapp Advisory, Business Consulting Gold Coast. Business Profits Made Easy.