What mandatory clauses must be included in an Australian employment contract?

Given that written contracts are not required for employment in Australia, there are no strict mandatory clauses for employment contracts in Australia. However, most employers will furnish an employment contract with (at least) the following terms: 

  • Employer name 
  • Employment start date 
  • Agreed work hours  
  • Where the work will be performed 
  • Employee’s direct supervisor 
  • Agreed compensation and notice of termination 
  • Outline of the employee’s duties and responsibilities  
  • Probation period (if applicable)

Your company may also wish to include additional information in the employment contract. If so, a PEO can facilitate those additions in compliance with Australian labor law.

If you have questions about employment contracts in Australia, please get in touch with our team today! 

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