Found the right person? Now you’ve found the right place to create the employment contract. The free Employment Contract Tool is designed to help small business owners confidently hire an employee, and it only takes around 30 minutes.

It has been a challenging 12 months for small business, and hiring a new employee should be a cause for celebration, not an added burden. The Employment Contract Tool steps you through a series of simple questions to generate a contract with clauses that cover employee pay and conditions.

Build an employment contract that:

  • meets employment obligations
  • is tailored to your business needs 
  • manages employee expectations
  • protects your business.

At the end, you’ll get a downloadable letter of offer and employment contract for your new employee.

Benefits of an employment contract


It is best practice to have a written employment contract to protect both your business and your employee.

We know some employers want to provide incentives to their new employee such as:

  • an annual bonus
  • flexible work arrangements
  • extra parental leave.

Many employers also want to ensure protections are in place for their business for things like:

  • intellectual property
  • confidentiality
  • conflict of interest.

Whatever you decide, the Employment Contract Tool has you covered.

Is the Employment Contract Tool for me


If your employee will be:

  • full-time, part-time or casual
  • covered by an award
  • on an hourly or weekly wage.

Build your contract using the Employment Contract Tool.

Hiring employees checklist

If you’re only just starting to think about hiring staff for your business, the Hiring employees checklist is also available to get you on track.