HR policies and procedures

Every business requires a core set of HR policies, templates and forms to provide the foundations of a people management solution.

HR policies are procedures are your insurance policy for employee related issues. They outline what is expected within your workplace and what happens if an employee breaches these expectations. Without policies, you can find yourself unable to address bad behaviour as you have not set down the expectations in the first place.

Writing policies and ensuring that they are compliant can be a time consuming process, we have taken the time and risk away from you and provided you with everything you need to get started with your HR foundation.

Businessary has a policy suite with a diverse collection of policies, forms and templates that are regularly updated, as well as guides to get you started.

We have an HR Manual Checklist outlines the required, essential and possible policies that you can find in a typical HR Manual.

Starting at $1,500+GST our HR Fundamentals package is the perfect option for any business wanting a compliant set of HR policies immediately available.

Employment contracts

An employment contract is an agreement between an employer and employee that sets out terms and conditions of employment.

An employment contract cannot provide for less than the legal minimum set out in:

  • The National Employment Standards (NES)
  • Awards, enterprise agreements or other registered agreements that may apply.

All employees are covered by the NES, regardless of whether they’ve signed a contract. A contract must pass the ‘no worst off test’ meaning employees cannot be worse off than their minimum legal entitlements outlined above.

Once the minimum requirements are met, an employment contract is an opportunity for employers to outline any additional provisions such as variations in leave, confidentiality or employment restraints.

Generally a business will have the following contract templates to cover different employees:

  • Full time employee
  • Part time employee
  • Casual employee
  • Fixed term contract employee


Businessary has a suite of legally compliant employment contracts ready to go, or we can advise or provide you with customised employment contracts that reflects your business needs.