In Kennebunk, Maine, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions stated in the work relationship. Maine contracts are mostly negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their particular work setting. An employment contract for a set period provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it further allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
Common Terms in Maine Employment Contracts
Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are usually included in the majority of Maine employment contracts. Contracts might also contain less commonly used clauses. First, arbitration clauses require parties to give up their rights to sue in court for any type of employment dispute.
Also, 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. Thirdly, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make any information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to certain rules.
How Can a Kennebunk Lawyer Help?
A Kennebunk lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Maine can 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.