In Rockford, 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. Employment contracts specifying a term 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 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. Third, 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 Rockford Lawyer Help?
An Rockford attorney specializing in Michigan employment law can help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the details when you enter or leave employment.