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Young Workers Centre YWC

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.

You can:

  • 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