A Fitzgerald, Georgia employment contract is an agreement where the employer and employee each intend to legally bind the other to particular conditions in the work relationship. Georgia contracts are typically negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their specific work setting. If conditions are met, the employment contract for a set amount of time will provide the employee with a guarantee of job security. It also gives employees some degree of control directly over employee productivity.
Common Terms in Georgia Employment Contracts
An employment contract in Georgia will normally provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract might include an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over an employment dispute.
Second, the contract can contain a termination clause, also known as a "severance clause". Courts have held that employers who violate these clauses when firing a person may be sued for wrongful termination. Additionally, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make all information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to specific rules.
How Can a Fitzgerald Lawyer Help?
Fitzgerald has many lawyers specializing in Georgia employment law who can help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the details when you enter or leave employment.