In Wayland, Massachusetts, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions specified in the work relationship. Most Massachusetts employment contracts can be negotiable since both parties benefit from a suitable agreement that is unique to their circumstances. Employment contracts specifying a term 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
The majority of employment contracts in the state of Massachusetts include the following: salary or wages, job descriptions, duration of employment (if any - most are at will), and termination/advancement grounds. However, 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.
Secondly, 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. Moreover, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to specific rules.
How Can a Wayland Lawyer Help?
An Wayland attorney specializing in Massachusetts employment law can help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. 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.