In Shiawassee 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 generally negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their individual 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
The majority of employment contracts in the state of Michigan include the following: salary or wages, job descriptions, length of employment (if any - most are at will), and termination/advancement grounds. Nonetheless, there are also other, less common, clauses that are worthy of notice. First, an arbitration clause requires parties to forego their rights to access the courts for any employment dispute.
Additionally, the procedures for ending employment can be stated in a "termination clause". Courts may hold an employer who violates such clauses liable for wrongful termination. Furthermore, clauses covering confidentiality and non-compete clauses subject all information completed or obtained by employees to particular rules.
How Can a Shiawassee County Lawyer Help?
Shiawassee County 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.