Clear and enforceable written Employment Agreements enhance employee relations and protect goodwill and business value.
Our Employment Lawyers assist employers and employees with the preparation of effective Employment Agreements and enforcement post-employment restraints designed to protect businesses from rogue employees.
We understand that when employment decisions are being made or concerns in relation to breaches of restraints in Employment Agreements arise, time is usually of the essence.
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An Employment Contract or agreement is the primary document governing the terms and conditions of any employment relationship.
Whilst there is no requirement under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) to have a written contract of employment, disputes and ambiguities in relation to the terms and conditions of an employees’ employment are more frequent when the agreement is verbal or poorly drafted.
For example, where there is no written employment contract there will be no express clauses protecting any employer’s Confidential Information, Client Lists or trade secrets; or restraints of trade preventing any employee from setting up a business in direct competition with a former employer.
Employment disputes and post-employment conduct of employees adverse to the interests of a business can significantly impact culture, business value and profitability.
A well drafted Employment Contract provides all parties with a clear understanding of their rights and obligations and the terms and conditions governing both their employment and post-employment relationships.