goHeather is an employment contract generator. goHeather gives employers the power to create and send for e-signature industry-standard employment contracts from templates created by local lawyers.
goHeather has a suite of tools that allow employers to limit liability, set down terms of employment and store key employee information: Contract Generator, Send and Sign, and employer Dashboard CRM.
goHeather acts in part as your HR person so you can spend less time on hiring and more time on your business.
The challenge of building your own employment contract
Without a lawyer, you run the risk of creating an unenforceable employment contract. There are countless ways even a single word in your employment contract can void it.
For example, if you draft your own employment contract for your business, and an employee sues your business for wrongful dismissal, and the court finds that your termination clause is unenforceable, you could be liable for common law damages, which can be as high as six times more expensive than statutory minimum entitlements.
This is why goHeather helps you create an employment contract, based on a template created by local lawyers, that allows your business to enforce statutory minimum employment entitlements instead of common law entitlements, among other employer-friendly terms.
The benefits of using goHeather
All the terms and conditions of employment your business needs
goHeather is lawyer-made to ensure your employment contract contains all the key clauses a savvy business ought to have in their employment contract, including:
Multi-option termination clauses
Multi-option restrictive covenants
Multi-option bonus clauses, including bonus termination protections
Employment standard minimum entitlement options
Constructive dismissal protections
Modern, covid era clauses
Remote and hybrid work options
Background check consent
Fixed-term and indefinite terms
Temporary layoff clause
Intellectual property agreement
Common contract protection terms
goHeather's employment contract templates are custom-made for each jurisdiction we operate in. The law is different in every jurisdiction. What is legal in one state or province can be illegal in another, and so goHeather contracts are unique for each jurisdiction (i.e. province) we offer a contract in.
goHeather's lawyers drafted the legal language so you don't have to. In fact, with goHeather, you cannot even add your own language to our employment contract because we want to prevent you from making any mistakes that could void your employment contract.
goHeather's Contract Generator works by prompting you to answer a few questions in our application. goHeather then takes your answers and inputs them into our lawyer-made template.
Send and Sign
Once you have completed your employment contract with goHeather, you have the option to preview, revise or send your new employment contract to your candidate for signature electronically. If you choose to send your employment contract for e-signature, goHeather automatically sends a cover letter email to the candidate (from the email you provided when promoted in the Contract Generator) with a prompt for the candidate to review and sign the employment contract electronically. Once signed, you are alerted via email and the contract is uploaded to the goHeather Dashboard CRM for safe storage where you can view and download it anytime.
goHeather signatures are legally binding in Canada and the US. Our legally-binding eSignature software is ESIGN and UETA compliant, and we provide an electronic certificate with every signed employment contract.
View a list of all your employees in goHeather's CRM Dashboard or click an employee's profile to view key information for that employee. All the information stored in an employee's profile is created automatically in the onboarding process when you create that employee's employment contract and when the candidate signs it electronically. Also, use the CRM dashboard to download or view a copy of each employee's employment contract.
📃 Make your own employment contract using goHeather here.