Tradie employment contracts
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A generic contract template that other websites offer may not be suitable for tradies or apprentices.
There are specific issues that are relevant to tradie roles. Also most tradies are on an Award which affects the employment contract. The contract should always be compliant with the Fair Work Act in Australia.
It's not compulsory to have a written contract in place. However, by having something "in writing" you will minimise potential misunderstandings or disputes in the future.
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- Resignation notice period
- Non-compete restrictions
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Ensure the employment contract complies with Australian work place regulations. This includes the NES, the Fair Work Act as well as any applicable Awards.Find out more
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Have you covered these issues?
Most tradie roles are covered by an Award in Australia. This means that the employment contract must be consistent with the terms of the Award.
If things don't work out, it's best that the expectations were established from the beginning and "in writing". This will make any termination process easier to manage.
The nature of the industry is that staff do turn over. Whilst it's sometimes difficult to enforce, make sure that the employment contract contains a strong non-compete clause to restrict an ex-employee from competing with you in your region.
If you have employed an apprentice, you will want to give them a formal employment contract. It's important that the engagement is documented properly.
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