Are you interested in starting up a business as a Mechanic, or simply looking to expand your existing mechanic business?  You should consider getting employment contracts if you have not done so already. Employment contracts are the foundation of the relationship between you and your employees, and define the way you run your business. Often the difference between a disgruntled employee and a happy and productive one, is their employment contract. This is due to the fact that a clear and concise employment contract will allow both you and your employees to know where you stand at all times, ensuring that your business runs smoothly and efficiently. Therefore, although creating employment contracts can be a time-consuming process, they are the foundation of any growing mechanic business.

Do I have to make a new contract for each employee?

The answer to this question depends on the amount of time and resources you are willing to put into creating your employment contracts. As a general rule, you certainly do not have to worry about creating a brand new contract for each employee. Instead, you should create a separate contract for each position within your business, which clearly outlines the roles and responsibilities of an employee in that position, whilst also protecting them from taking on any more responsibility than you feel is appropriate.

Creating employment contracts based on positions and not individuals is the quickest and most effective way to ensure efficiency within your business. In addition, this method allows for fluidity within your mechanic business. Consequently, if an employee leaves for any reason, finding someone else is not as difficult, as the responsibilities and protections required of a person in that position are already spelled out in the employment contract.

How will employment contracts help my business?

Having a clear, concise and detailed employment contract drawn up for each position within your mechanic business will help you attract the best person for the job. This is because each person who sees the clear and concise nature of your contract will have no doubt as to the efficient way in which your business is run. Therefore, in many ways employment contracts act as a recruiting advertisement for your business, allowing you to hire the best people for the job.

It is clear that new employees often struggle to fit into the structure and business model of a new business. As a result, they tend to be less productive at the beginning of their employment as they feel their way into a new workplace and a new job. However, although inevitable to some degree, this issue can be greatly reduced by an employment contract that spells out every duty required of a new employee at all times throughout their employment. Consequently, employment contracts will help your business continue to run with the least amount of disruption possible.

Can I write my own employment contracts?

Although it is certainly possible to write your own employment contracts, it can be a lengthy process for many business owners. In addition, you will need to be aware of an area of the law that is quite complex and upon which the sands continue to shift, depending on the agenda of the federal government at the time. Therefore, it is often both more cost and time efficient to gain the services of a lawyer who can assist you in creating employment contracts that work best for your business. 

Additionally, having a lawyer draft your employment contracts will give you peace of mind, due to the knowledge that your business is protected from any unnecessary financial risk. It would also be beneficial to have a lawyer who has intimate knowledge of your employment contracts, in case you ever need to rely upon them to protect your business. Therefore, if you wish to know what assistance a lawyer can provide you, have a read of this list that our team at LegalVision created to assist you.

Conclusion

Speak with an employment lawyer to gain a better understanding of what to include in your employment contracts. Employment contracts help to ensure your business runs smoothly, through allowing both you and your employees to know exactly where they stand at all times. In addition, employment contracts allow you to hire the best person for the job, and act as an advertisement showing that your business runs like a well-oiled machine. However, drafting an employment contract can be difficult, so if you feel that you need assistance creating employment contracts for your mechanic business, contact LegalVision for a fixed-fee quote.

Lachlan McKnight

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