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Why should I give my employee an employment agreement?

Providing employees with a written employment agreement is beneficial as it clearly outlines both parties’ rights, responsibilities and obligations, minimising misunderstandings, setting expectations, and offering legal protection for both you and your employee....

What is a restraint clause?

A restraint clause is often found in employment agreements/contracts. A typical restraint clause prevents a departing employee from working for a competitor in any capacity for a specified period. Other restrictions may also be included, such as not soliciting a...

HR Policies for small business

HR policies are essential for small business. HR (Human Resources) policies are written statements that help to establish a clear understanding of the behaviour and performance standards expected of employers and employees. This article highlights the reasons why...

How to onboard your new employee

Employee onboarding for small business is an important process, and it starts from when you first offer your new employee the job. So how do you onboard your new employee? How to onboard your new employee Employee onboarding is about: familiarising the employee with...

Do Casual employees need an employment contract?

Q.  Do casuals need an employment contract? The short answer is, YES! In all cases, even casual employees need an employment contract. An employment contract outlines the terms and conditions of the working relationship between an employer and an employee. While...