In Benton Harbor, Michigan, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions specified in the work relationship. Michigan contracts are generally negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their individual work setting. The employment contract setting a term helps give employees a guarantee of job stability upon meeting the conditions, and it further lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Michigan Employment Contracts
Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in Michigan include the job description, salary or compensation, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract might include an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over an employment dispute.
Second, a severance clause or "termination clause" outlines the process for ending the employment. Courts have held employers liable for wrongful termination when violating such clauses. Also, work that is completed by an employee, or information obtained by them are covered in clauses known as confidentiality clauses and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Benton Harbor Lawyer Help?
Benton Harbor lawyers who specialize employment laws for the state of Michigan can help you out in understanding the contents of any given employment contract. An attorney will also counsel you in obtaining what is fair to you in the contract terms, and they can help negotiate agreements addressing your needs as you begin or end employment.