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Make professional employment contracts quickly. We’ll ask you a few questions to instantly build you an employment contract. Make your employment contract basic, simple, standard or sophisticated - we have all the options you need.
Different jurisdictions have different legal requirements for employment contracts. An employment contract that works in one jurisdiction will likely not work in another. That is why all of goHeather's employment contracts are tailor-made for each jurisdiction we operate in.
Hire employees worry-free. goHeather helps protect your business from legal liability and limits the cost of employee termination with industry-standard terms and conditions included in every contract.
Never miss an employee's signature on an employment contract with goHeather's e-signature Send, Sign and Collect features right from the Dashboard CRM. Your new employee will be emailed a job offer cover letter email containing all the information they need before they start and a copy of your new employment contract to sign. Then when the employee signs the contract, you are notified and a copy will be saved in your Dashboard CRM.
Every contract you make and have signed on goHeather is saved in our Dashboard CRM to view, download or print. On the Dashboard CRM, you can easily view all your employees at a glance or click to view an individual employee's profile to view all their important information that was created when they were on-boarded with the goHeather contract.
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goHeather prioritizes making employment contracts that meet local minimum legal requirements for employers. This means your business's contracts are more enforceable.
goHeather's employment contracts maximize employer legal rights and limit employer liability. goHeather contracts come with industry-standard terms that are more friendly to employers.
goHeather reviews local legal changes and industry trends, and updates our contracts as needed. This means that your employment contracts are up to date when you make them.
Licensed Canadian lawyers drafted each goHeather provincial employment contract in 2023 to match the latest law in each province. Drawing on recent provincial Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada employment contract jurisprudence, goHeather's lawyers meticulously crafted every word in our templates with a view to matching what is considered enforceable according to those courts.
Therefore, goHeather employment contracts are as enforceable as possible for a template. However, it is impossible to guarantee enforceability because there is always the chance that a human judge at a lower court could hold that one of the clauses in our contracts is void. Your case could be an outlier. Nonetheless, the same risk applies if you hire a lawyer to draft a contract, which is why we have jurisprudence to model templates after, although templates are riskier than lawyers.
At the same time, goHeather contracts, although customizable, could be held by a court to be enforceable for one customer but unenforceable for another because the facts of both cases differed. No two cases before a judge are the same.
Accordingly, for legal reasons, we cannot say that goHeather contracts are enforceable in your case. Still, we can say that Canadian lawyers designed the goHeather templates as recently as this year to be enforceable. Our lawyers took a blueprint from the Canadian employment law jurisprudence and applied it to our templates. Therefore, we can confidently state that our employment contract templates are likely more enforceable than you doing it on your own.
goHeather employment contracts are customizable. We ask you different questions to make you a unique contract. We also have many options for different standard terms, such as termination. In addition, you can add your own paragraphs (with your own text) to our contracts.
Keep in mind, however, that goHeather's employment contracts are modelled on traditional employment contracts for the average Canadian worker in almost every industry. Therefore, if you have ultra-niche needs, goHeather may not work for you.
goHeather employment contracts are designed for most levels of workers, but not executives. If hiring an executive, consider retaining a lawyer because goHeather's contracts do not include c-suite considerations, for example, a change of control clause.
Also, remember that employment contracts should not be twenty-page documents stipulating every condition of employment. You should use an employment contract to cover the critical conditions parties typically sue over. Then you may draft on your own specific policies for conditions that need not be included in an employment contract, like an overtime approval policy, dress code, or acceptable use of electronics policy, just as examples.
Therefore, while goHeather is essentially a one-sized-fits-all service that you can customize for the most important terms and conditions of employment, you can still use goHeather even if you require to contract for niche workplace conditions because you have the right as an employer to delegate policies and procedures after the employment contract is signed. According to Canadian law, policies and procedures can be oral, implied or communicated in writing.
For example, let's say you want to create an employment contract with an averaging agreement for overtime. goHeather does not have an averaging agreement for overtime, but you can still use goHeather for your standard employment contract and then provide your employees with an averaging agreement that you make on your own as a separate document. Or, you can add your own custom paragraph in various sections of our employment contracts.
In Canada and in the USA, electronic signatures are enforceable for employment contracts just like “wet ink” signatures.
Also, keeping your data secure is important to us. Our legally-binding eSignature software is ESIGN and UETA compliant, and we provide an electronic certificate with every signed document.
Licensed Canadian lawyers write each of our templates with a view to enforceability and liability protection. This way, goHeather's employment contracts are more enforceable and serve to better protect your business. For example, a contract for sale online by one of our competitors made for California employers may not be enforceable in Ontario because of different employment standards in these jurisdictions. However, unlike some of our competitors, all of our employment contracts are tailor-made for each different jurisdiction we operate in. We do not sell contracts for jurisdictions we do not have a contract template built for. All our employment contracts are local.
Furthermore, while other legal document downloads websites have existed for many years, goHeather is the only document download website in the world focused on employment law documents only. Employment law is our focus. goHeather was founded by an employment lawyer who saw a solution for small and medium sized business to have excellent employment law legal documents without the prohibitively expensive cost of retaining a lawyer.
We are not a law firm or a lawyer and cannot offer legal advice or support. If you need legal help, contact a licensed lawyer in your jurisdiction. We cannot provide legal advice before you use our services, while you use our services or after you use our services. We also do not refer lawyers or recommend any one lawyer or law firm.
Yes! goHeather asks you if you would like to create your own custom paragraphs to be inserted into our template in various sections of our employment contract.
With goHeather, you can build a custom contract using Heather’s premade clauses, choosing which clauses to include in your contract as you go. However, you cannot edit the contents of the clauses in the application because if you were to edit the clause yourself without a lawyer, you would seriously risk making it unenforceable. goHeather is designed to help protect you from making bad contracts. However, you can make your own paragraphs with your own text in goHeather's contracts.
No. goHeather is only for employers. Employees do not have access to goHeather. Employers use goHeather to create and send employment contracts to employees, while employees are only given access to a form to sign their employment contract. Thereafter, only Employers have access to goHeather's CMS dashboard containing employee profiles and copies of contracts.
Yes we provide technical support. Use the chat button in the app for help with the contract or send us an email email@example.com.
You must use the browser on your PC or Mac to use Heather's services. You cannot use our services on a mobile phone.
goHeather does not provide refunds after you have purchased your contract unless you have a bug or other error. However, you can see if you like your contract by building one and viewing it for free before you purchase it.
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