An employment contract in Oxford, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions stated for the employment relationship. Many employment contracts in North Carolina are negotiable because both parties frequently find it beneficial to arrive on an unique agreement that best suits the circumstances. 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 North Carolina Employment Contracts
The majority of employment contracts in the state of North Carolina 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, 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. Furthermore, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can an Oxford Lawyer Help?
An Oxford lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of North Carolina can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate certain terms that will address your particular concerns as you enter or leave employment.