Do new staff need an employment contract?

While it’s important to discuss conditions of employment with your new employees, they should also be given a written contract that details these conditions. A written contract of employment can help to answer any questions the employee may have and clears any possible misunderstandings. It will also ensure that you meet your obligations under the award that applies, as some awards require you to notify new employees of certain entitlements in writing.

You can find a template contract of employment and instructions for completing the contract on the CCSA website.