A Hilo, Hawaii employment contract is an agreement where the employer and employee each intend to legally bind the other to certain conditions in the work relationship. Hawaii contracts are generally negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their individual work setting. The employment contract setting a term helps give employees a guarantee of job stability upon meeting the conditions, and it also lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Hawaii Employment Contracts
An employment contract in Hawaii will usually provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. Nonetheless, there are also other, less common, clauses that are worthy of notice. First, an arbitration clause requires parties to forego their rights to access the courts for any employment dispute.
Also, a severance clause or "termination clause" outlines the process for ending the employment. Courts have held employers liable for wrongful termination when violating such clauses. Thirdly, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Hilo Lawyer Help?
A Hilo lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Hawaii can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate certain terms that will address your particular concerns as you enter or leave employment.