Employment and HR Forms

Hire and train staff and manage your personnel needs with these customizable Employment and Human Resources Forms. Affordable templates for employers, employees and personnel agencies.


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Q. Should I require all of my employees to sign a written employment agreement?

A. A written employment agreement sets out clearly what the relationship is between the parties, what is expected of the employee, what the employer's obligations are, and what the consequences will be if the employee fails to perform his or her job duties. It is always a good idea to have a written agreement, and in some countries, such as New Zealand, it is required by law.

Q. If I hire independent contractors instead of employees, will it significantly reduce my payroll deductions and benefits costs?

A. There are some economic advantages in hiring independent contractors. Your employer payroll deductions will decrease, and you'll save on employee benefits. But there are also some disadvantages. It's a lot easier to garner a sense of loyalty and commitment with permanent employees than with independent contractors. There is also better continuity in work flow if the same people are working on the same tasks regularly.

There are also stringent legal requirements covering the determination of whether a person's role is actually that of an independent contractor or an employee. Any mis-classification could mean that the employer is on the hook for taxes, payroll deductions, interest and additional penalties.

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Australia Employee Nondisclosure Agreement

Did you know that most disclosures of company data are made by employees, past and present? It just makes sense to have your staff sign this Employee Nondisclosure Agreement for Australian employers.

  • New employees should sign it before they begin work. You should also have a signed copy on file for each current employee.
  • The employee agrees not to disclose any confidential information or trade secrets belonging to the employer, during or after the period of employment.
  • Make sure your workers know what the consequences will be if they breach the terms of the agreement.

Download the Australia Employee Nondisclosure Agreement for your business.


Australia Employment Agreement

Australia employers, hire your new employees with this Employment Agreement template.

  • This form contains provisions for both an ongoing employment and for a fixed term, for instance if the employee is being hired for 1 or 2 years, in which case there is an option to renew the contract.
  • The Agreement makes provision for bonuses and allowances to be paid to the employee.
  • The employee must be paid overtime at 1 times the normal rate for hours worked in excess of 38 hours in any one week.
  • The employee is entitled to 20 days annual leave for each year of continuous employment, up to 8 days of sick leave ⁄ family leave, and long service leave in accordance with applicable law.
  • The employer must pay superannuation at the rate required by law.
  • The employee must comply with all relevant occupation health and safety regulations and with the employer's workplace rules and policies.
  • Provisions for termination by either party.
  • Provisions for grievance procedure and dispute resolution.
  • Confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation provisions which survive the termination of the employment for a specified period of years.

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Australia Employment Agreement for Executive Position

Hire a candidate to fill a management position within an Australian company with this standard form Employment Agreement for executives.

  • The employee agrees not to take on any other employment, serve on the board of directors of any other company, or engage in any competing business activities.
  • In addition to a base salary, the employee will be paid a performance bonus and an annual bonus if the company's sales reach certain targets.
  • The executive is eligible for incentive and option programs.
  • The agreement contains comprehensive non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions.
  • Provisions for termination upon the occurrence of a number of specified events, including disability or death of the employee.

The Employment Agreement for Executive Position is a digital download that can be used throughout Australia. Download the template for your company.


Australia Workplace Agreement

Prepare a Workplace Agreement for a new or existing employee with this comprehensive template for employers in Australia.

  • The AWA is not an employment contract at common law.
  • Both parties must comply with occupational health and safety laws, as well as industry codes of practice.
  • The employee's engagement is subject to a 3-month probation period.
  • Provisions for overtime, Sunday work, and shift work.
  • The employee is entitled to meal breaks and rest breaks based on hours worked.
  • The employee is bound by confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions.
  • Superannuation contributions clause in accordance with the requirements of the Work Choices Act.
  • The employee will undergo a performance review once each year. A procedure for discussing and dealing with unsatisfactory performance is included in the template.
  • Dispute resolution procedure in accordance with the Workplace Relations Act 1996.
  • Anti-discrimination policy in accordance with the Act.

No need to retain legal counsel every time you need a Workplace Agreement drawn up. Buy this customisable template, download it and personalise it for your workplace.


Authorization to Release Employment Information

Give your consent for your employer to release job information about you to a third party with this Authorization to Release Employment Information form.

The form authorizes your employer to release such information as:
  • your salary,
  • position and hours of work,
  • performance,
  • illness reports,
and other details of your employment, to third parties (for instance, a mortgage lender, landlord, or other party who is entitled to receive the information).

This free Authorization to Release Employment Information form is provided in MS Word format, and is totally editable to meet your specific needs.

Business Protection Agreement for Departing Employee

Employers, ensure that each departing employee signs this Business Protection Agreement upon their termination or resignation.

The Agreement includes the following clauses:
  • Confidentiality provision - the employee agrees not to disclose any of the employer's confidential business information,
  • Non-competition provision - the employee will not engage in a business that competes with the employer's business for a specified period of time following their termination,
  • Non-solicitation provision - the employee agrees not to solicit any of the employer's staff or customers, in order to induce them to leave.
This Business Protection Agreement for Departing Employee template is available as a fully customizable MS Word template.