Your employment contract is a legally binding agreement between you and your employer.
Employment contacts can be written or verbal. It is best to get a written copy of your contract if you can. That way you have a record in case you ever need it.
Your employment contract will set out the terms and conditions of your employment and some basic information about your role. This can include things like:
- The day your employment starts
- Workplace location
- Your job title and description
- An outline of your responsibilities
- The number of hours you work each week
- Your rate of pay
- How much notice you need to give or receive when ending your employment
- Commitment to workplace policies
If you need to know more, you can also contact your union or the Australian Unions Support Centre for free, confidential information and advice about any workplace issue.
Funding for this factsheet was provided by:
- the Victorian Government as part of the uTech project; and
- the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Please note that the information given here is general information only and is not legal advice. For further assistance, it is recommended you speak to your union.