A Lihue, 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 further 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. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for example, an arbitration clause might require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
Second, termination or severance clauses detail the procedure for ending employment. Courts have held that when an employer violates these in firing an employee, the employee may sue for wrongful termination. Moreover, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Lihue Lawyer Help?
A Lihue lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Hawaii may assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. You may also get advice from a lawyer about fairness in the contract terms, and they will negotiate specific clauses that will meet your needs in beginning or ending employment.