In Middlesex County, Massachusetts, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions stated in the work relationship. Many Massachusetts employment contracts can be negotiable since both parties benefit from a suitable agreement that is unique to their circumstances. Employment contracts specifying a period of employment provide employees with some measure of job security if conditions are satisfied. They further permit the employer to directly control employee productivity to some degree.
Common Terms in Massachusetts Employment Contracts
Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in Massachusetts include the job description, salary or wages, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for instance, an arbitration clause may require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
Additionally, the procedures for ending employment can be stated in a "termination clause". Courts may hold an employer who violates such clauses liable for wrongful termination. Furthermore, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make any information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to particular rules.
How Can a Middlesex County Lawyer Help?
Middlesex County has many lawyers specializing in Massachusetts employment law who may 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 specifics when you enter or leave employment.