In Mankato, Minnesota, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions specified in the work relationship. Contracts for employment in the state of Minnesota are negotiable, which allows the parties to arrive at an agreement best suited to their work relationship. An employment contract for a set term provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it also allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
Common Terms in Minnesota Employment Contracts
Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are normally included in the majority of Minnesota employment contracts. 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, 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. Also, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make all information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to particular rules.
How Can a Mankato Lawyer Help?
Mankato has many lawyers specializing in Minnesota employment law who can 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 details when you enter or leave employment.