A Honolulu, Hawaii employment contract is an agreement where the employer and employee each intend to legally bind the other to specificed conditions in the work relationship. Hawaii contracts are mostly negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their particular 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 typically 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, work that is completed by an employee, or information obtained by them are covered in clauses known as confidentiality clauses and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Honolulu Lawyer Help?
An Honolulu attorney specializing in Hawaii employment law may help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. An attorney will also counsel you in obtaining what is fair to you in the contract terms, and they can help negotiate agreements addressing your needs as you begin or terminate employment.