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Fixed term employment agreement template

Fixed term employment agreement template

free! members

$517.75 non-members

With the assistance of our legal partners, Hesketh Henry, the Restaurant Association has developed employment agreement templates which are tailored to the hospitality industry.

From time to time employers will utilise the services of fixed term employees and the fixed term employment agreement has been developed for this purpose. The agreement was updated in April 2016 to reflect change to employment standards and health and safety legislation that came into force in 2016.

Fixed term employment agreements can be used for genuine reasons (based on reasonable grounds) such as:

  • To cope with seasonal demand e.g. to cover the busy summer trading season
  • To replace an employee who is absent e.g. employee is on annual leave or parental leave;
  • To undertake a “one-off” project e.g. the business has an extra catering contract for a fixed 6 week duration; or
  • To cope with unexpected workload e.g. to clear a backlog.

If an employer was to have this template drafted independently they could expect to pay in excess of $5,000, however the fixed term employment agreement is available free of charge for the exclusive use of current Restaurant Association members.

In addition the following documents are also available:

If you have any questions or problems, particularly around the definition of casual employment, we advise you to first seek guidance from our employment team on 0800 737 827.