How do I hire a part-time employee?

You must come to an agreement on a regular pattern of work with new part-time employees. The agreement must be in writing and include all of the following points:

  • the number of hours to be worked each day
  • the specific days of the week the employee will work
  • the actual starting and finishing times for each day
  • that any changes to the agreement will be made in writing
  • the specific times and duration of meal breaks.

To assist you, there is a template part-time hours of work agreement / variation form available below as well as a template letter of engagement.

Back to top

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2010