An employment contract in Winston Salem, 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 a 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
Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are usually included in the majority of North Carolina employment contracts. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for instance, an arbitration clause may require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
Also, 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. Thirdly, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make any information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to certain rules.
How Can a Winston Salem Lawyer Help?
Winston Salem has many lawyers specializing in North Carolina 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.