Employment Agreements


Employment Agreements are a mandatory requirement.  All employers must have signed employment agreements (whether collective or individual) for their employees. 

A good employment agreement will clearly outline the parties’ obligations in a way that is designed to motivate staff, maximise productivity, protect your business and meet your legal requirements.


All businesses are different and employment roles within each business vary so a “one size fits all” approach to employment agreements simply will not work.


It’s obvious, but what is right for a senior manager will not work for a part time shop assistant.  Yet despite this we see many employers who simply use a standard agreement obtained from the internet for all of their employees. 


Our employment team has extensive experience in relation to negotiating and drafting employment agreements that will meet the needs of your business or your role whether it's:

  • individual negotiation

  • drafting individual employment agreements

  • collective bargaining and union consultation

  • drafting collective agreements 


We will ensure you end up with the right agreement for you or a particular employee or the right set of agreements for your business. 

Initial Contacts

AJ Lodge

Employment – Partner

+64 3 339 5627


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