An employment contract in Jacksonville, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions specified for the employment relationship. Most employment contracts in North Carolina are negotiable because both parties often find it beneficial to arrive on an unique agreement that best suits the circumstances. Employees with an employment contract specified a time of employment are provided with a guarantee of job security if conditions of the contract are met, and it allows their managers to have some type of control over productivity.
Common Terms in North Carolina Employment Contracts
An employment contract in North Carolina will typically provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. However, 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.
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. Thirdly, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Jacksonville Lawyer Help?
A Jacksonville lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of North Carolina may 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 leaving employment.