In Port Huron, 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. Employment contracts specifying a period of employment provide employees with some measure of job security if conditions are satisfied. They further permit the employer to directly control employee productivity to some degree.
Common Terms in Michigan Employment Contracts
Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in Michigan include the job description, salary or wages, 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 may contain an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over an employment dispute.
Additionally, 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, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make any information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to specific rules.
How Can a Port Huron Lawyer Help?
Port Huron has many lawyers specializing in Michigan employment law who may help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the specifics when you enter or leave employment.