Two new Letter of offer precedents have been added to the By Lawyers Employment Law guide.
Letters of offer can be used to create an employment relationship between employer and employee when a full employment agreement is not required. These precedent letters set out the terms and conditions upon which the employment position is offered. The use of an optional schedule allows greater detail of the position description and the employee’s duties and responsibilities to be added if it is considered necessary.
The employee signs and returns a copy of the letter to confirm their acceptance of the position and the terms of employment.
One of the new precedents is for general use, the other is specific to employing apprentices.
The apprentice version extends the employee’s responsibilities to attending and undertaking the necessary training for completion of their apprenticeship. It also includes reference to the relevant requirements such as:
- training contracts with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider;
- specific state-based apprentice training legislation;
- registered training organisations, such as TAFE;
- training plans;
- training records.
The apprentice version of the precedent also provides for the employee’s employment to terminate upon completion, cessation or transfer of the apprenticeship.
These new precedents Letter of offer and Letter of offer for an apprentice have been added to the matter plan in the Acting for Employer sub-folder under Folder B. Employment agreements.
By Lawyers comprehensive employment agreement precedents are also available in Folder B. for use when clients require a more detailed and flexible document. These precedents include:
- Standard individual employment agreement;
- Casual employment agreement; and
- Executive employment agreement.
The new precedents have been added by our employment law author following a subscriber request. By Lawyers loves to receive feedback from our users – don’t hesitate to contact us if there are precedents you need.