goHeather asks you questions, guiding you through scenarios to make your own employment contract
We included in our templates every clause a reasonable business should include. You can even add your own text
“I sued a lot of companies for a lot of money because they were missing what goHeather was selling”
Copying from a free template found online could cost the average company hundreds of thousands of dollars. Every employment contract we found that you can copy online is likely unenforceable. goHeather is your solution.
We help small and medium sized businesses make solid employment contracts; something that most non-lawyers make mistakes on. goHeather's employment contract templates are easy to customize, containing all the key terms and conditions your business should be using. It's free to try without a credit card and you can watch your sample employment contract grow as you fill out goHeather's short form. In just five minutes, you can download your Ontario employment contract in PDF and convert to Microsoft Word.
goHeather's Ontario employment contracts include key employer-friendly clauses as free customizable options. You can make a simple or a sophisticated employment contract for free. You can even add your own custom clauses.
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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 a court could hold that one of the clauses in our contracts is void now or in the future. The law is subject to change.
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 are the same.
Furthermore, because you have the ability to add your own text to our contracts, and we cannot review the quality of your own text, we cannot guarantee your contract's enforceability.
Accordingly, we cannot guarantee that goHeather contracts are enforceable. 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.
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 many common employment relationships, but not for all. If your hiring needs are complex, consider retaining a lawyer in your jurisdiction. We do not refer or recommend any one lawyer or law firm.
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. However, we caution you to consult with a lawyer before using your own text in our documents because the language you create could be void in your jurisdiction.
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 (or from a lawyer) as a separate document. Or, you and your lawyer can add your own custom paragraph in various sections of our employment contracts.
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 services, advice or support. We are a legal information provider. If you need legal services, advice or support, or if your needs are too complex for goHeather, contact a licensed lawyer in your jurisdiction. We cannot provide legal services, advice or support 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. Consult with a lawyer if you have any questions about the enforceability of your own text.
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, but consider getting legal advice on your proposed text before you do.
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.