In Kalamazoo County, Michigan, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions stated in the work relationship. Michigan contracts are typically negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their specific work setting. The employment contract setting a term helps give employees a guarantee of job stability upon meeting the conditions, and it also lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Michigan Employment Contracts
An employment contract in Michigan will normally provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for instance, an arbitration clause may require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
Also, termination or severance clauses detail the procedure for ending employment. Courts have held that when an employer violates these in firing an employee, the employee may sue for wrongful termination. Thirdly, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Kalamazoo County Lawyer Help?
A Kalamazoo County lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Michigan can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. You can also obtain counsel from an attorney as to what is fair in a contract. They can also negotiate terms for you with regards to concerns with entering or terminating employment.