In Elkton, Maryland, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions specified in the work relationship. Most Maryland 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 Maryland Employment Contracts
Maryland employment contracts usually include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. 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.
Furthermore, details for ending employment may be outlined in a severance or termination clause. Violations of a termination clause can cause the employer to be held liable for wrongful termination Furthermore, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to certain rules.
How Can an Elkton Lawyer Help?
An Elkton attorney specializing in Maryland 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 certain clauses that will meet your needs in beginning or ending employment.