DID YOU KNOW?
You don't have to sign a contract on the spot.
Employment contracts can be confusing - trust us, we know!
It’s really important that you understand any contracts that you sign, and it’s REALLY important that an adult is present when you sign a contract if you’re under 18. If you sign a contract and you’re under 18, it may not be legally binding without your parent or guardian co-signing it.
You don’t have to sign anything on the spot. You’re entitled to take your contract away, read it, and ask questions until you fully understand what you’re signing.
- Refuse to sign a contract until you’ve had a chance to read it, ask questions, and you’re sure that you understand it
- Ask someone you trust, such as a parent or teacher, to help explain your contract
- Contact the Young Workers Centre on 1800 714 754