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An employment contract or contract of employment is a kind of contract used in labour law to attribute rights and responsibilities between parties to a bargain.
The contract is between an "employee" and an "employer". It has arisen out of the old master-servant law, used before the 20th century.

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    Hi, hoping someone might be able to help. I was offered a new ongoing position which I accepted and signed an employment contract. However I no longer want the job due to a change in my circumstances. Am I obligated to start the new position? Are there any potential legal implications or...
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  3. Michael1983

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    VIC Owning my own business while working full time?

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    SA Pay secrecy

    Hi, I'm curious to know if when a pay secrecy clause is not stipulated in a contract if it can be enforced in any way if it is hinted at by an employer who essentially doesn't want other employees to ask for a pay rise and is asking you not to disclose your pay to them
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    NSW Resignation - requesting outstanding bonus stated in contract

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    QLD Interference with employment relationship

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