General: Employment Agreement DIY Guide


The Employment Agreement is for onboarding new employees once you have decided to officially hire them on to the team.

Use Cases

When onboarding a new employee have them sign this in addition to any other on boarding agreements.

Applicants can add this to their employee handbook if the application requires you to submit an employee handbook with the application and if the page limit set by the application allows for the addition of this agreement.


This document will not likely need any regulatory citations, so this keyword section is not needed.  If you want to search for rules pertaining to this agreement so you can add wording to the document that is specific to the regulations, look for words such as:

  • Employee
  • Agent

Replace All

Search for each of the bolded terms in the Employee Non-compete Agreement sheet, including the brackets. Do a "replace all" and insert the pertinent information needed to replace the term.  The description underneath each bolded term below tells you what information should replace the bolded term. For instance, you would use the search feature in your document editing software to look for [Company *1] and then using the replace all feature, replace [Company *1] with your company name.

[Company *1]

Replace with the company name.

[State *1]

Replace with the name of the state where the company is located.

[Business Type *1]

Replace with the type of business(cultivation, processing, delivery, retail, manufacturing).

[Address *1]

Replace with the physical address of the company.

[County *1]

Replace with the name of the county in which the company is located.

[Employee Role Title *1]

Replace with the role title of the employee that is signing the agreement. (If you just want a generic version of this document, replace this term with "Employee role:_________________________")

[Wage per *1]

Replace with the amount the employee will earn either "$XX per hour" or "$XX,XXX per year."

[Employment Status *1]

Replace with employment status(Full time, part time, contract, seasonal)

[Benefits *1]

Replace with a description of the benefits provided by the company (holidays, personal leave, sick leave, vacation, health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance and pension plan as provided by COMPANY's policies in effect during the term of employment).

If no benefits are included, go to the "BENEFITS" paragraph on page 2 of the document and write a statement that the employment does not include benefits.

[State Regulation *1]

Replace with the title of the primary state cannabis regulation.

[RepresentativeName *1]

Replace with the name of the representative that will be signing the agreement.

[Representative Role Title *1]

Replace with the role title of the company representative who will be signing the agreement on behalf of the company.

Suggested Customizations

We suggest that you read through the sheet and make any additional edits or additions that you see fit. It would be wise to consult your legal counsel when editing this document.


You likely will not need to rename this document, except if you add it to the employee handbook in which case the agreement would be found under an "agreements" section of the Employee Handbook. Otherwise, you can keep the title as is or rename the document as you desire.