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We are used by pro-active employers and HR managers who understand that it is important to document and maintain compliant employment contracts that cover important industry issues and are relevant to the employee's role.
If you are an established employer or a startup who is looking to employ staff, click here to register an account and get started. You will be able to quickly draft a compliant contract specific to the role and then instantly send it on to the new staff member for signing via DocuSign.
- Covers industry issues
- Faster and cheaper than using a traditional lawyer
- Easy to use interactive wizard
- Compliant with National Employment Standards (NES)
- Contract customised for the role
- Electronic signing via Docusign
- Record keeping
- Manage future contract variations
- Easy to read contract
- Support for award and award-free contracts
- Keep up to date with regulations
- Formalises conditions of employment
- Sets out performance requirements
- Establishes job duties
- Protects commercial interests like IP
- Outlines confidentiality obligations
It is highly recommended that any employer, regardless of size, formalise the conditions of employment, and ensure that these conditions are compliant with Australian workplace regulations.
A written contract is not mandatory but it provides a documented point of reference for both parties. Our contracts are compliant with the National Employment Standards (NES), are easy to read and understand, and cover important industry issues.
Yes. Our contracts are drafted in accordance with the National Employment Standards (NES) and comply with the Fair Work Act.
This means that you can be confident that you are complying with Australian regulations.
The clauses we suggest will depend on the type of employment including the role or position. The contract is easy to read and is compliant with the National Employment Standards (NES).
- Social media behaviour
- Termination obligations
- Protection of intellectual property (IP)
- Confidentiality obligations
- Non-compete and restraint of trade
- Remuneration including allowances
- Job description
We support permanent or fixed term employment contracts for full-time, part-time or casual roles.
After you complete the interactive wizard, you will be able to review the agreement using our built-in editor and send through the contract for electronic signing. You will receive a PDF version of the signed contract.
Before the document has been electronically signed by both parties, you are able to edit the contract and resend it. The previous version will be voided.
Making a variation (e.g. a salary increase or a change in hours) after the contract has been signed requires a MyJobContracts subscription. When subscribed, select the staff member and click "add variation". This will allow you to create and issue a variation document which will update the agreement between the employer and the staff member.
We use Stripe to process payments via credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Amex). There is no charge to use MyJobContracts until you decide to generate your first contract.
You will be sent a receipt via automatic email when you transact.
No subscription is necessary to use MyJobContracts. A one-time contract can be purchased with absolutely no on-going costs.
If you subscribe, you can create as many contracts as you need. 100 DocuSign signature requests are included every year. Subscribing also allows you to modify your employees' contracts in the future. For example, at some point, you may want to change an employee’s remuneration. Log back in and create a “variation” in the form of a salary review letter. This separate document references the original contract and is electronically signed by both parties.
Subscribe and we will notify you of any regulatory issues in the future that may have an impact on your signed contracts. Australian workplace and employment regulations change from time to time and it is important to keep up to date with your obligations. The email notifications are tailored to your specific contracts/employees.
Yes, all contracts are stored permanently by MyJobContracts.
Subscriptions are paid for automatically using a securely stored credit card. You will receive an invoice via email when this occurs. You can update the card used for your subscription payment at any time by visiting the account subscription page. You will receive a reminder 7 days before your subscription is renewed.
A subscription is billed yearly. Your subscription will last until you decide to cancel it.
Yes, you will be sent a reminder 7 days before your subscription renews. This will give you time to determine whether you would like to unsubscribe or update your payment method.
If the card you are using for your subscription cannot be charged, your MyJobContracts account will become locked. You must either cancel your subscription or update your payment method to a valid card to continue using the service.
Yes, you can cancel at any time from your account subscription page. No refunds will be provided, and you will no longer be able to create contracts for free.
No, a MyJobContracts subscription is required to make variations.
Once you have registered an account, we will ask you a few questions to determine what type of contract you will need. For example, we will need to know what the role is and whether it is full-time, part-time or casual.
Our interactive wizard will then guide you through a series of relevant questions which you will need to answer before we instantly create the customised contract for you. The questions we ask are designed to give you compliant options and flexibility over the contract inclusions. For example, if we think that the role should include an intellectual property clause (assigning IP created to the employer), we will suggest so but at the same time give you the option to exclude this.
The wizard questions are designed to be specific to the role and position of the staff member. This means that we only ask questions that are relevant to the circumstances. At each step, we provide suggestions. For example, if the new staff member is a web developer, we suggest that you answer "yes" when we ask whether you want to include a protective intellectual property clause.
You are not able to skip questions. However, the questions are customised to suit the role/position of the staff member and you will note our suggested answers. Click on the menu option (top left of the wizard) to navigate around the wizard.
The questions are tailored to the role/position of the employee and therefore vary. On average, please set aside 15 to 30 minutes to answer all questions. After this, you will be able to generate the contract for review and electronic signing.
Our built-in contract editor allows you to make edits to the contract after it has been generated by the wizard, before and after you send it to the staff member for electronic signing. The editor provides you with flexibility to add or delete clauses as well as change the content.
After you complete the interactive wizard, we will generate the contract for you to review before you send it on for electronic signing. If you want to edit a clause, just hover over the content and you will see a series of icons on the top right of the content box. You are able to edit, add or hide a clause.
Most changes in circumstances do not require you to change the original contract document. For example, if you are increasing a staff member's salary, it is more practical to formalise the change via a so called "variation".
To create a variation, you must have a MyJobContracts subscription. Log in and select the relevant staff member and the type of variation (eg salary increase) that you require. You will be able to send it to the staff member for electronic signing via DocuSign.
Use the built-in editor to update the contract and resend to the employee to sign. The original contract will be voided.
There is no need to start from scratch if you need a contract for a second employee that is similar to a previous staff member. When you create a contract, we will ask you whether you want it to be similar to another employee. This means that you will be able to skip most of the questions and draft the contract even quicker.
After you have drafted and reviewed the contract, you will be able to send the contract to the employee via DocuSign. The DocuSign email will ask them to review and sign the contract.
After it has been signed, they will receive a second email from DocuSign, attaching a PDF copy of the signed contract.
The employee will only receive emails from DocuSign, never from MyJobContracts.
We keep all of your contracts and records confidential and access to your past contracts are via secure password. We will never share your information with anyone.
MyJobContracts uses a 256-bit SSL certificate, ensuring all data is encrypted end-to-end. Feel confident that your data is private and secure.
To see DocuSign's security policies, click here.
We will ask you for your name, email address and a chosen password. You are then set up to create your first employment contract.
Yes. Most types of contracts in Australia are legally valid if signed electronically. This includes employment contracts and other onboarding agreements.
DocuSign is a provider of electronic signatures with over 200 million users world-wide. You can be confident that the process of signing the contract is going to be professional and legally valid. Many of your staff members will already be familiar with DocuSign.
When you initiate the electronic signing process, the employee will receive an email from DocuSign to ask them to click a link to open the contract.
The employee is able to review the contract and if they agree to the conditions, they click the signature button to confirm their acceptance. They do not need to register an account with DocuSign but may do so if they want DocuSign to store the signed agreement for them.
Note that the employee will only receive emails from DocuSign, not from MyJobContracts.
The National Employment Standards (NES) are 10 minimum employment entitlements that have to be provided to all employees by law. This includes a minimum of 4 weeks annual leave, 12 months unpaid parental leave, 10 days personal/carers leave, notice of termination and redundancy, etc.
All new employees have the right to receive the so called Fair Work Information Statement which outlines these entitlements. When you draft an employment agreement through MyJobContracts and send it to the staff member via DocuSign, we attach the Statement to the contract.
Modern awards are minimum employment conditions which apply in addition to the National Employment Standards (NES), for a particular industry or occupation. Most industries in Australia have a modern award, which covers the employers and employees in that sector.