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Fixed Term Employment Agreement

A Fixed Term Employment Agreement establishes an employment contract between an employee and an employer that lasts for a specific period or until a specific event.
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This agreed-upon end date can be a calendar date or upon the completion of a specific task or role.

Fixed term employees are different to casual contracts. Firstly, fixed term employees are either full-time or part-time employees as opposed to casual employees who work irregular hours. Furthermore, besides being employed for a fixed amount of time, these employees have the same rights for work conditions as permanent employees. A fixed term employment agreement is an appropriate solution when hiring someone for a specific amount of time, or to replace someone for a specific period. 

All employees should have a written Employment Agreement. An Employment Agreement is a great way to lay out the terms, expectations, and responsibilities of a new employee.

Use this Fixed Term Employment Agreement if:

  • You are hiring a part-time or full-time employee for a specific period of time or until a specific event occurs. 
  • You want to clearly establish an employee’s rights and responsibilities. 

What's included in this Fixed Term Employment Agreement:

  • Starting work
  • Probationary Period
  • Role and place of work
  • Hours of work
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conflicts of interest 
  • Remuneration and benefits
  • Superannuation
  • Expenses
  • Leave
  • Use of our property 
  • Confidentiality
  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy in our workplace
  • Medical examinations
  • Monitoring and surveillance
  • Ending employment
  • Deductions
  • General Clauses

For more information see our legal article ‘Fixed Term Contracts: An Explainer

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