What should be included in a temporary employee’s contract?

Care should be taken to ensure that the employee’s employment agreement clearly states the temporary nature of the position and has specific start and finish dates.

In addition to the standard clauses recommended by CCSA in an employment contract it is recommended that:

  • the agreement is titled as a temporary part-time or full-time employee;
  • the reason the position is temporary (e.g. to replace an employee on parental leave / to fill a specially funded position for children with additional needs);
  • the commencement date;
  • the finish date.

An employee must not be extended beyond the finish date without a new formal agreement in place.