In Burton, 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 mostly negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their particular 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. Contracts may 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.
Second, the contract can contain a termination clause, also known as a "severance clause". Courts have held that employers who violate these clauses when firing a person may be sued for wrongful termination. Moreover, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Burton Lawyer Help?
An Burton attorney specializing in Michigan 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.