In Sanford, 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 generally negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their individual 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
An employment contract in Maine will usually provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. Other clauses that are less common may also be included in the contract. These might include: first, an arbitration clause stating that the parties may not sue should a dispute arise regarding the employment
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 Sanford Lawyer Help?
A Sanford 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 certain clauses that will meet your needs in beginning or ending employment.