This sample Individual Employment Agreement complies with requirements of
the Employment Relations Act 2000 and amendments. It contains a number of
provisions, and in some cases, alternatives to provisions, which individual
organisations may or may not wish or need to include. In other instances it
may require elaboration or additional provisions. Remember, it is a sample. It
should not simply be used as a template but should be adapted to meet the
unique needs and culture of your organisation.
It is important (particularly where you propose to utilise the 90-day trial
provision) that –
the employment agreement is provided to the prospective employee
at the same time as an offer of employment is made and it is made
clear that the offer of employment is conditional upon the employee
signing an employment agreement.
the prospective employee is given a reasonable opportunity to
obtain independent legal advice before signing the agreement