An employment contract in Plymouth, 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, 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, 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 Plymouth Lawyer Help?
A Plymouth lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of North Carolina can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. 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.